Forever Family Friday – Ja’Gracia

This week as I was having some medical procedures done I sat staring at the face of the beautiful young lady that I’m posting today. I had lots of time in waiting rooms and as I sat I would stare into her eyes and wonder what doctors check ups she had as a child and who took her to them? I suddenly had so many memories of the times with my kids and all the appointments they have been to over the years. And all the follow up required. And the scheduling. And keeping the records straight. And what physical for what sports team was due when. You guys know exactly what I’m talking about. For most of our Forever Family Friday kids, I’m betting they have many gaps and holes in their records. Foster parents, agencies and schools try to their very best to keep it together. But it’s hard and many times things fall through the cracks. To the fault of no one and everyone the consistency is typically not there. The physicals aren’t done and the forms aren’t filled out. I know many of the foster kids we have been involved with over the years have little to no medical records or history. It’s heartbreaking. These kids deserve better! They need us to step up and do our best to provide them with not only consistency, but with a family that can provide it. Please allow me to introduce you to Ja’Gracia.

Ja’Gracia is 16 and lives in Alabama. She has a great sense of humor and her favorite subject in school is reading. Getting her hair done and going out to eat are activities she enjoys as well- ME TOO!! When she grows up she wants to be a cosmetologist as she loves to do hair AND wants to be financially independent. Love that entrepreneurial spirit! Can you be the family to help Ja’Gracia reach her goals? Can you provide consistency in her life? Please contact Meredith at [email protected] for more information. Thank you!!

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