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Family Connections

Within Family Connections, "family" is defined as anyone who is or has been important to a youth.

As a family member of a youth in the foster care system you can be an important part of a team working to build a lifelong safety net support system for your youth. The team's main goal is to have the best interests of the child come first.  The team is made up of the youth, family, friends, and professionals. 

Ways you can help:

  • Send pictures, cards, emails
  • Provide a family tree
  • Spend holidays together
  • Call when good things happen
  • Encourage on tough days
  • Spend long weekends with
  • Attend important events
  • Visit fun places together
  • Teach cooking and other skills
  • Help with a budget
  • Listen and Love
  • Be a mentor, life-long connection and support, or a legal guardian

"Family is not always blood. It is the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what."

-Unknown Author

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