Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Dear Guardian Volunteers and Supporters,
November is an exciting time at the Foundation. The holiday gift drive in is in full swing and it's the beginning of many festivities that help close out another year. One of the things we always look forward to celebrating if "Forever Families" because November is National Adoption Month. Each year, we give an adoption advocate award in honor of an unsung hero who exemplifies advocacy for adoption and this year, one of our very own, Conni Galbraith (a longtime Child Advocacy Manager) is the recipient! Conni was nominated by a Case Manager that noted that Conni serves on the AARC Committee and always gives thoughtful feedback and insight with the child's best interest being the highest priority. Congratulations Conni!
November is also a time for slowing down and reflecting on the things for which we are grateful, and as another year comes to a close -- I am so grateful for all of YOU. Without Guardian ad Litem volunteers, Child Advocacy Managers and Best Interest Attorneys, without Board Members, Donors and Community Partners, we could not do all we do for the children we serve. Because of your advocacy and donations, we have seen a 96% increase in children's needs requests and we have been able to fulfill them. Whether it was tutoring for Samantha to catch up on her reading levels or payment for Patrick to participate in football so he could be a part of a team and take part in physical activity that helps him cope with the stressors in his life -- we were able to be there because of YOU. When Nadia needed a car seat and emergency clothes or when Princess needed transportation to get to work and school -- we were able to meet these needs because of YOU.
This November, we are so grateful to all of you, that help us help children. Together we are making a difference. Together we are changing their stories.
With sincere gratitude,
Amy E. Foster