Building Family Ties, C2Adopt’s annual online fundraiser, is kicking off a little early this year in an effort to help children and families who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Many of us are fortunate to have our families to lean on for love, support and security during this scary and challenging time. Now, imagine the loneliness and fear of children dealing with this pandemic without a permanent family.
While it’s hard to project the financial, emotional and physical impact of this pandemic, one thing is for certain, COVID-19 will absolutely drive an even greater need of foster care services.
That’s why we’re here. It’s in our DNA. C2Adopt wants to AND must be there to support children and families.
Today, there are nearly 5,000 children in foster care across VA and that number is likely to grow significantly in the wake of this unprecedented pandemic.
Your contributions to Building Family Ties could help a child like Justin.
My name is Justin. I’m 12 years old. I went to six different places in foster care in 2 years. I couldn’t control my anger so I went from foster home to foster home and had to go to the hospital a few times. My mother, father and grandfather all beat me so when I got angry I didn’t know how to get calm. My foster dad worked with C2Adopt to adopt me. They gave him training on how to respond when I got angry. He’s kind of “old school” so he didn’t agree with everything, but he started helping me to calm down by reminding me that he loved me. He told me he would always be there for me no matter how angry I got. My adoption was finalized early last year. I’ve gotten a lot better but I still struggle with my anger. But he’s still here. He still loves me!