Posts Tagged "National Foster Care Month"

Making a Difference, One Little Girl at a Time

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Making a Difference, One Little Girl at a Time

At a time when other women her age are starting to contemplate retirement, 55-year-old Valerie Craig can be found on any given weeknight helping an 8-year-old little girl with her homework, and on any given weekend cheering on that same little girl as she streaks across the finish line at a track-and-field meet. The reason for Craig’s atypical mid-life schedule is because, as she puts it, “There are so many children in need – I had an empty nest, and I knew I could do this.” So she made the...

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May is National Foster Care Month

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in News, Stories | 0 comments

May is National Foster Care Month

In honor of National Foster Care Month, meet Miguel and Macrina Gutierrez, a couple committed to giving three foster siblings a forever home.  For 17 years, Miguel and Macrina Gutierrez’s Whittier, Calif., home was occupied by only themselves and two cats. On July 30 of last year, that occupancy status increased. Dramatically. As Miguel recalls, on that fateful Monday, “We became a family.” Now is the Time While the Gutierrez’s became a foster/adoptive family of five – literally, overnight –...

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National Foster Care Month

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Nearly 16,000 Los Angeles Area Children are Currently in Foster Care May is National Foster Care Month—an ideal time to consider making a difference in the life of a youngster in need.   By Renée LaBran, Chair, Board of Directors Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services As the mother of two teenage sons, each of whom I carried for nine months, and with whom I have shared virtually every day since, it is almost inconceivable to me that there currently are nearly 16,000 Los Angeles area...

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