Did you know that there are over 700 children in Virginia’s foster care system who desperately need a family? Children like Diamond and her sister whose story is below.
C2Adopt is a non-profit agency offering education, placement and support services to the children in foster care and to anyone whose life has been touched by adoption. With all of us feeling the stress of the covid-19 pandemic, my heart aches as I think of the children who have no parents to listen to their fears, hug them and tell them it's going to be okay. How scare they must be waiting for an adoptive or foster care home.
C2Adopt has supported me and my family for many years and now, I’m working to support them by serving on the Board and by helping to raise much-needed funds. This may not be an ideal time for a fundraiser but we must continue our efforts to find homes for these children. A Pandemic doesn’t stop the need……it only heightens it.
Our ‘Building Family Ties’ campaign begins now -- just before Mother’s Day -- and runs through Father’s Day. Would you consider making a financial contribution to C2Adopt? No gift is too small, and with your help we can fulfill a child’s dream of having a family.
With much gratitude, Jeannie
Diamond: I am very scared about my future. I am 14 and I only have 4 years before I am 18 years old. I live in foster care with my sister who is two years younger and I also worry about her. I want to be adopted because I think that will give me some piece of mind about what is going to happen to me and my sister. Right now we don’t know whether we will just grow up here until we age out or if our foster parents will follow through with their threats of having us move if we misbehave. I do well in school, am more of a home body and try to be good. My sister doesn’t do as well in school but she has a fun personality, loves to eat out and go places. I hope my C2Adopt worker can find a family who wants teenagers but I know most people want babies.