Archive: September 27, 2022

Forever Family Friday – Salina

Each week, actually every day, I receive requests from so many of you all asking for support or suggestions for your child. Questions on how we raised our kids. Questions on how to get on such and such team. How to find the best tutor. Where to look for scholarships. What to do when a coach is not fair. How to get a college to look at your kids. What our curfew time was. What our rules were on usage of the phone and computer and on and on. I’m humbled that you guys would ask me any questions at all. What I can tell you is that parenting is not easy. Whether it is with your biological children or with a child you have brought into your home and are raising. It’s a full time job with so much overtime that it’s mind blowing. It’s moments filled with lots of prayer, discussions with your friends and family, searching and researching and seeking help and advice and fighting for your kids and championing for them at all times. It’s triumphs and tragedies. I could go on and on but my point of this as we are sitting here on yet another #ForeverFamilyFriday is that the kids we post each week don’t have anyone asking questions for them. These kids need to know they matter to someone. They need someone asking questions and championing for them. It takes a village and we need you for just a few minutes each week to share a child with someone that can help. Someone who can ask questions for them and fight for them. Here is a young lady who matters. Please help me fight for her too! Meet Salina.

Salina is sixteen and lives in Arizona. Full of energy and humor, she loves playing volleyball and basketball with her friends and jamming to her favorite music. When Salina is in her element, you can find her breaking out new dance moves learned on Tik Tok. She loves to teach others how to dance. Wonder if she can help Seanie? She enjoys going to the park to play basketball or Peter Piper Pizza to play games and eat hot wings. At school, Salina enjoys math class and learning new things. She dreams of going to Disneyland or Disneyworld someday, and if she could have three wishes, she would wish for unlimited coffee, unlimited Takis, and to be a great singer.

Salina would thrive in a family that will love and support her where she is. The family for Salina will be patient, understanding and will help her stay connected to her siblings in Arizona. For more information please contact Heather at [email protected]

#Adoption
#FosterCare
#Love
#ForeverFamilyFriday
#Arizona

Forever Family Friday – Noah

The following statement I can say with absolute certainty… if you shy away from something because you are afraid of the risk…then you will also miss out on the benefits. You will miss out on growing from the experience. You will miss out on learning to give unconditionally. You will miss out on realizing that families don’t have to match. I could go on and on. The good outweighs the bad. The reward outweighs the risk. Every week the child that we post is worth the risk. They are worth working through difficult times. Just like we do with our friends and family. We don’t give up on them because times get tough. We have grown and learned from every single experience that God entrusted to us. Is your heart calling out for you to provide a home for a child? Listen to you heart. You will be the one that benefits far greater than the child. Here is a young man that is worth the risk. Please allow me to introduce you to Noah. 

Noah is 15 years old and lives in Florida. He’s a loving kid who is an avid video game player. He feels he could even win a competition if given the chance. He has a keen interest in technology and loves learning about electronics. Noah takes pride in being a good person and feels one of his best traits is how big his heart is. He’s an old soul who loves listening to classic rock, specifically Queen. Noah dreams of having a family who shares his love of technology but also enjoys being outdoors as well. He describes his perfect day as “getting adopted, going to Disney World, then finishing off the day with dinner at Chili’s.”

Something that is very important to Noah is a family with a strong male role model and a father who is actively involved.  For more information please contact Heart Gallery of Tampa 813-314-2021.
Thank You! ❤️ Marissa Moss Photography

Click here for Noah’s video

#Adoption
#FosterCare
#Risk
#Love
#KindHearted

Forever Family Friday – Mercedes

Life’s not fair! It’s not fair! How many times have you either been told this or said this? I look at the faces of these kids that we post every Friday and I think to myself IT’S NOT FAIR! I think how differently life could have been for each and everyone of the kids we post if not for ____. And that sentence could be finished in so many different ways. I wish I could sit with each and everyone of you that is reading this right now and share stories with you of kids that were labeled unplaceable or rejected or some other term that would make you cringe. Yet when they are offered hope, love and opportunity their lives are vastly different. My heart aches for the kids that missed out on getting books read to them at bedtime or having a birthday cake or getting a Christmas gift or playing a family game in the security of a home or even having their own bed. Why do some kids get love and a family and fun vacations and warm fuzzy moments and some get their lives disrupted and they get removed and labeled? I wish I knew the answer to that. But I do know that here is a young lady today that we have an opportunity to make a difference in her life. We have an opportunity to offer her those warm fuzzy moments. Please allow me to introduce you to Mercedes.

Mercedes is 16 years old and from Georgia. She enjoys watching documentaries and music videos as well as football and basketball games. Mercedes likes to play Monopoly and football. Her favorite subject in school is literature. One day she would like to own her own business or be a singer or rapper, and she enjoys writing her own lyrics! Mercedes’ favorite holidays are Christmas and Valentine’s day. Christmas because of Jesus and giving but also family and time to be together. Valentine’s day she likes because it is about love. ME TOO! Mercedes needs a loving family who will give her one on one attention, support, encouragement, structure, and the nurturing environment she needs to continue to thrive and reach her goals. She needs someone to offer her warm fuzzy family moments. Can you be this family she needs? Can you help us find this family? For more info please contact Rebecca: [email protected]

Thank You! ❤️

Click here for Mercedes’ video!

#Adoption

#FosterCare

#ForeverFamilyFriday

#Support

#ItsNotFair

Forever Family Friday – Ivan

Happy #ForeverFamilyFriday everyone! I just wanted to a minute to remind you guys that we can all make a difference in the lives of the kids we post each Friday. We totally understand that the vast majority of folks that read this may not be the person to adopt BUT you can be the spark…the connection…the bond…the association to our kids and their #ForeverFamily! You are an important part of the journey. Please share, comment and like each post. Discuss them if you have an opportunity with friends and family. Lift them and everyone involved up in prayer. If you feel you can do more, get your home study done! That way you are ready to welcome a child into your home. You can also support a family that is a foster family. They need us too. You can support them with a simple click on their Amazon wish list. There are many ways to help and they are ALL important and needed. This is an everyone problem. This is not their problem. This is a we problem. We simply need more homes and loving hearts for these amazing kids. Please let me introduce you to one amazing kid Ivan! He needs a Forever Family.

Ivan is 17 years old and lives in Alabama. He describes himself as nice and his friends would say he is outgoing. He enjoys basketball with his friends when he is not at work. Football, soccer and video games are also on his list of activities. He would like to pursue acting or being an electrician. Can you be Ivan’s forever family? Can you pray for him? Thank You!!! ❤️

For more information please contact [email protected]
Photo Becca Frederick Photography