The National Voice of Foster Parents
Changing lives every day…
Rhonda was eleven years old when she joined her foster family. She had been raising her younger brother and sister and was wise beyond her years. In spite of the traumas she experienced before entering foster care, she was determined to graduate from high school as no one on either side of her biological family had ever done so. She declined adoption but told her caseworkers that “she would never leave her foster family.”
Rhonda remained with her foster family until adulthood and is forever one of their children. When Rhonda married, her foster father walked her down the aisle. Her foster mother lite the bride’s family candle beside her wedding candle. Her foster parents are grandparents to her children and she has brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews from her foster family that love her dearly.
It was sad that Rhonda did not have any birth family members who could step up and take her in. She tells people that her foster family saved her life and gave her a future she never dreamed she could realize. Her foster family will always be her family and loves Rhonda’s family as their own.
Will you support NFPA?
On Tuesday, November 29, NFPA will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving.
Your generous donation to NFPA will ensure our ability to continue to serve as the “National Voice of Foster Parents” as well as assisting kinship families and adoptive families, while providing supports and services to these families as they work to bring reunification or other family permanency to every child in the child protection system.
Our GOAL is to raise $10,000 by Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2016. All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. Please take this opportunity to donate now on our donation page http://nfpaonline.org/donate. Please also provide your personal support and also share this message with your family and friends through Facebook, Twitter and other methods.
Your support will assist NFPA in providing up to date and informative information to our families on a bi-weekly basis through our e-newsletter, The Informer http://nfpaonline.org/informer. It will assist us in planning and implementing our national education convention, in providing telephone and email support to families, to make our journal – The Journey – available to families, to provide public policy advocacy on the federal level and to assist states and local foster family associations and mentor groups to advocate within the public policy arena and so much more. Please visit our website at www.nfpaonline.org to learn more about our work and mission.
Thank you in advance for your support!