When we were overwhelmed with a new placement, Emily drove all her kids to my house and watched my foster daughter for the day. She took her to an easter egg hunt and loved on her! When Emily brought her back home, I could breathe again!
Emily’s foster care licensing agency, Thornwell, joins us in celebrating the Forrest family and recognized how deserving they are for this award. LaFawn Hughes, Family Specialist, says, “Emily is a well respected foster parent within our agency. There is so much that I can say about Emily as a foster parent; she has encouraged so many new foster parents with adjusting to the foster care world. I have enjoyed working with her as her family specialist for the past four years.”
We believe that when people feel valued, they can continue to make an impact and bring others along to help in the service of children and families. Please join us in applauding Emily today, as well as the work of the incredible foster parents that pour themselves out for others every day. Today in South Carolina there are 4083 children in foster care. There are 605 children and youth from Greenville County in foster care.
If you’d like to join us in thanking and celebrating Emily who has a new placement of a young child in her home, you can make a purchase from her Amazon Wishlist.
You can nominate someone that you know and love who is changing foster care for the better: a foster parent, case worker, GAL/CASA, or other foster care volunteer. We love celebrating everyone who is making a difference.