A little over a year ago, I joined the board of C2Adopt - a local nonprofit that offers adoption support and placement. C2Adopt places adoptive and foster children with permanent families, and provides on-going counseling to the children and families. This organization’s mission has become particularly important to me as we’ve grown our own family.  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! 

The story below is just one example of three siblings that C2Adopt is helping to find a permanent home. 

 Callie, Caitlin, and Alex:

 I am Callie and I am the oldest. It is my job to take care of my brother and sister because my parents weren’t able to. They wanted to, but the social worker said there was too much trash and too many bugs in our house. We missed a lot of school because we didn’t have the stuff we needed to go. And when we got sick we didn’t go to the doctor. Now we live with nice people, but they only want to be foster parents, not a forever family. I am fourteen and in the eighth grade. Caitlin and Alex are twins and are nine. They annoy me sometimes, but I love them and we really want parents who will adopt all of us together. We would love to live in the country with lots of room to play outside and lots of pets. I really want a mom who will cook and clean so I don’t have to do it. Mostly, I want C2Adopt to find a mom and dad who will help us with our homework, play with us, and keep us safe. That’s what Caitlin and Alex want, too.