FAFS has been a great support and help for my family over the past 6 years. They offer training and many resources for foster and adoptive families, that really make a difference in our lives.
I have been volunteering with this organization for a couple years now and enjoy being a part of such a great group. Everyone has the same goal and that is to better the experience that the children have while in foster care. The children have very little to no control over where they are and how they get treated. FAFS gives resource parents the assistance they need to be a good placement for the children. They offer evening in person training classes, books free of charge, on-line classes, events for the children and much more. Foster and Adoptive Family Services is a dedicated organization that always strives for the best.
I came to FAFS 2 years ago to see what it was all about. I had fostered many and adopted 2 (at that time) and wanted to see if there was anything I was missing out on - boy was I glad I went! Being a member and now a chairperson, I have had so many wonderful experiences with all my kids and have been opened up to so many more things! Support, fun events, gifts, raffles, meetings, information and all kinds of camaraderie! On top of all of this, FAFS provides all the trainings both in person and via their online educational services to keep me licensed and up to date on all the important issues surrounding this part of my busy life. I know for sure I would not be nearly as fulfilled and informed as I am were it not for this amazing organization and the wonderful people involved.
To whom it may concern,
I fall under multiple roles such as client served, professional with expertise in this field, and volunteer. FAFS has and still does support at risk youth such as my self with programs support services and financial stability. I would not be here with out this nonprofit and the people who work for this non profit They helped me through homelessness, continuing my education, and giving me a hand and pulling me up while still continuing my education. Out of all the non profits i have worked for or with FAFS truly has our best interests at heart and is that light at the end of the tunnel for most of us at risk youth. With that said this non profit should out rank any of its competitors based on there track record.
We were foster parents for over 10 years and have had over 35 children pass thru our doors. The information we have been able to get thru FAFS has been price less. It has touched the lives of all the children that have been in our lives. Thru give a wish, holiday parties, summer camp, school tuition or local foster parent outreach and training. Thank you for you continuing touch on the lives of ALL Our Children.
I started fostering as a single parent of a young daughter because I wanted my child to know the love of siblings. 17 years later I have fostered 18 children and adopted 3. Fostering children takes your entire heart, It expands as needed. I shed tears as each one moved on. Tears of gratitude for being part of their life, tears of hope as they greet their future and most of all ...love tears to keep in their hearts whether they remember us or not.
FAFS has helped in so many ways. guidance, encouragement, and the connected feeling of being in a group who is making a difference.
We became foster parents 14 years ago and have since adopted 2 wonderful children. Although we have closed our home, we continue to be active in FAFS both at the county level as well as the state level. Why do we stay involved? Because we believe in FAFS mission. We know they are there to advocate for children in care and the families caring for them. They provide wonderful children's programs such as Fostering Wishes and Camperships. They provide much needed training on a tremendous array of topics in modalities to suit every need. We have been the recipient of their services and will continue to support their cause in any way that we can.
Became involved with FAFS when my niece and nephew were put in DYFS in 2007. FAFS helped me find all the appropiate services they needed. My niece and nephew were able to get counseling and other support services. When I did not call in a while my FAFS rep would reach out to me to make sure the kids were doing well. They send out material to assist you in choosing classes that would be helpful in obtaining necessary information and the training credits you need. They have really been a great asset. The adoption was final in 2011 and they still assist me with any services I need. This organization does an excellent job!
This a great organization that provides phenomenal support to foster and adoptive families through amazing training and counseling. They are committed to making youth in the system feel valued and cared about through their various programs and offers.
My husband and I were active members of the foster care community and FAFS between 1999 and 2007. FAFS was extremely helpful in steering us through the sometimes confusing process of fostering and adoption. Although it has been a while since we were involved and we now live in Alabama we still continue to be friends with several FAFS members and continue to get answers to whatever questions we might have. I truly miss the support that this caring group of people offer.