Join us in celebrating National Adoption Month with the Hawkins family as they complete the adoption of their son Zechariah – a relationship that began with fostering through Maryhurst!
We’re so thrilled for the Hawkinses, and we support them in their efforts to strengthen the ties of Zechariah’s family: a network of positive relationships that include not only their immediate family but also important guardians from Zechariah’s family of origin.
Fostering can be difficult work. There’s administrative hurdles, emotional labor, and all the decision-making that comes with parenthood. The Hawkinses would be the first to tell you it isn’t easy. But when the adoption papers are finalized, and Zechariah’s face lights up with the hope of a forever home, the reward can’t be captured in words. It’s just so big.
Never has a pipeline of capable and loving foster families like the Hawkinses been more important for the state of Kentucky. This fall, the amount of children in out-of-home care topped 8,500, an all-time high.
Will you join us as part of the solution? Maryhurst Embrace Foster Care family trainings start in early 2018, but we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have in the meantime about becoming a temporary respite household or full-fledged parent. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-499-1570 x625 to learn more.
Remember: you don’t have to be perfect to change a life forever – you just have to be able to love.