Kitsap Foster Care Association
of Matching Funds Remaining
To support and inspire foster, kinship, and adoptive caregivers through educational opportunities, enrichment activities and by advocating for foster children in our community.
At every monthly Kitsap Foster Care Association (KFCA) dinner meeting foster parents have an opportunity to meet each other, share stories and information, and develop relationships with the many foster children that live in their homes. Young Marcus came into foster care at the age of two. As a type one diabetic not only was he hard to place, but his chances of adoption were slim. With no other options available, Marcus was placed in a temporary foster home. Ashleigh and Liz completed their training and became licensed foster parents in 2013. While attending a KFCA dinner meeting they heard about Marcus from the president of the association who asked them if they might be interested in adopting a bi-racial child with extreme medical challenges. Throughout the year Ashleigh and Liz developed a relationship with Marcus while attending dinner meetings and also began the adoption process for their current foster son Isaac. On October 6, 2013 Marcus was legally free to join his new forever family. This is just one example of many life changing outcomes initiated by the Kitsap Foster Care Association.
Funding from the Great Give supports many resources for foster families. Monthly dinner meetings that include training, backpacks and school supplies, and a personal gift for every child at Christmas. Great Give funds will also help us treat our foster families to level one seats at the We Are Family Mariners day, skating and swimming parties, appreciation dinners, and pay for childcare at our annual training conference at the Kitsap convention center. The New Beginnings closet provides clothing to foster children who come into care with nothing. Funding from this event will make sure that these children have new underwear, socks, diapers, pajamas and a toothbrush.
PO Box 4542
Bremerton, WA 98312