Be a Difference Maker in 2018
2017 is coming to a close and that means many people will look back on the year and prepare to make lists of promises to themselves about ways they can improve in the New Year. Yes, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions. We all know the typical go-tos such as losing weight or quitting a bad habit. This year, SAFY would like to make a proposal to you — a proposal that is sure to be fulfilling. Would you be willing to make an impact, be the difference and help change the life of a child in 2018? That’s a resolution that will be forever gratifying.
For many people, the thought of foster care is negative. This is where SAFY and many other agencies across the country need your help. Help us to correct the misperceptions about foster care so that more children can have the opportunity to be part of loving families and safe homes. Foster care should never be a permanent home for a child. If becoming a foster parent isn’t a role that you can currently take on, you can still play a role in helping to shape the minds of people who see foster care and adoption as daunting.
According to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, nearly half of Americans incorrectly believe that children end up in foster care because of their own juvenile delinquency or they haven’t been adopted yet because something is wrong with them, simply meaning they are “bad” kids. In all actuality, these children enter into the foster care system through no fault of their own.
At SAFY it is our mission to preserve families and secure futures. What do we mean by that? When a child cannot return to their biological family, SAFY provides adoption services so that children can be placed with a forever family and support families who desire to adopt through foster care are able to do so. When children in Therapeutic Foster Care cannot be safely reunited with their birth families, SAFY supports therapeutic foster care parents who desire to adopt the youth in their home. Our goal is to not only care for the children in the foster care system, but to guide and lead our Agents of Hope so that you can successfully be the bridge that secures a child’s future.
Our hope for 2018 is that more children can find forever families because selfless people who desire to make an impact in this world step forward. We all have fears and at SAFY we know this is a big decision, but it’s a decision that involves impacting the life of a child or teen. What better New Year’s resolution can you think of? We can guarantee that at SAFY you will find no better support than ours. Take a leap in 2018 and make a resolution that will truly change lives. We encourage you to learn more about how to become a foster parent and the common questions that typically arise when considering foster parenting.