A little over two years ago, I joined the board of C2Adopt - a local nonprofit that places adoptive and foster children with permanent families, and provides on-going counseling to the children and families -- for life. This organization's mission has become particularly important to me as we've grown our own family, because C2Adopt enables some couples to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents and helps children in the foster care system find their forever home.
I'm proud to serve this incredible organization and support C2 financially as well. Building Family Ties is one of the biggest fundraisers C2Adopt does each year, and I'm striving to raise $3,000. Any donation amount is genuinely appreciated and helps me reach my goal!
Spencer's story below is just one example of a child that C2Adopt helped find a forever home for.
I came into foster care when I was only 4 with my younger brother. We were homeless after our house burned down and our mother couldn't care for us. She never managed to get a job or a place to live and she eventually died. My brother and I moved from foster home to foster home. We never stayed in the same place long. I always felt like I was blamed for everything, especially when one of our foster homes decided to adopt my brother but not me. I barely got to see him when we were split up and I continued to move around. When my C2Adopt recruiter was assigned, she would spend a lot of time with me working on my life book and talking about my birth family. She even got me in contact with some of them and helped me to get visits back with my brother. After 10 years of being a "foster kid", she also helped me find my forever family. Now, not only do I still have my younger brother, but I got a new sister and another younger brother!