FOSTERING COMMUNITY BLOG
November is National Adoption month, a time to spread awareness about the adoption process, share the stories of those who have been adopted or have adopted, and advocate for more than 125,000 children and youth in foster care across the country who are currently waiting for their forever families.
This year's National Adoption Day will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23. The first National Adoption Day was inspired by Michael Nash, a former presiding judge of Los Angeles County’s Juvenile Court. Nash would open the court on Saturdays and finalize adoptions to reduce the backlog of one of the busiest courts in the nation.
Read on to learn about one Houston family's story of adoption through foster care...
We couldn’t provide quality support to our foster care community without the local businesses and people who join us along the way. Our Supporter Spotlight series continues with: the Sequeira Family.
Kasandra (right) and her family have been supporting Houston Angels since the beginning, and last week they officially became one of our chapter’s very first Love Box groups! We are SO thrilled to have this sweet family volunteer in our program. Kasandra says,
“I first learned of the Angels program through my childhood friend, Marissa Van Bibber, who is the President of the New Braunfels chapter. I taught for 10 years, and during that time I saw the need for a stable home life to be successful in the development of any child. And these kids [in foster care] have the chips stacked against them already and it’s not their fault.
There are so many amazing charities and causes. But when you support children in foster care, you are also addressing so many other societal issues like suicide, homelessness, dropping out of high school, teen pregnancy, and incarceration. I knew our family wasn’t in a place to foster/adopt, but we could find a way to do ‘something’ .
I am so excited to get started as a Love Box Leader and provide material items, but more importantly, love and emotional support for both kids and parents. We HAVE to support the parents because that’s all these kids have right now.”
Thank you Sequeira Family for your continued support!
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