It's been a challenging year for all of us. A year that has affected so many, especially our kids. It pushed us all out of our comfort zone and beyond what we thought was possible.
On the mantle of the Coleman family home sits a framed photograph of hope and new beginnings. It's a photo of Tom and Jessie Coleman with their new son, Nicolas, age 12, taken as the Colemans first met Nicolas through 2019 Kidsave Summer Miracles. Recently, they picked up Nicolas in Colombia and brought him to his forever home in time to enjoy the holidays together.
For anyone interested in adopting a child from foster care, John’s advice is to be patient and open-minded to all possibilities. “I found an organization that allowed me to spend time face-to-face with the youth and then together they can see if there's a relationship that can blossom,” says John.
“He knew what he needed
During November, a month to recognize the urgent need for adoptive families for children in foster care, Kidsave is calling the media and everyone else to act on this issue.
Another one for the books! Kidsave hosted another Zoom event with families and our Los Angeles foster youth. During the fun virtual event, the group played three rounds of a game where Kidsave staff gave the families and kids a set of questions to answer. Hilarity quickly ensued...