Kitsap Foster Care Association
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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, it was difficult to find a home for him and 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 met Marcus and got to know him over the course of several months. They were nervous about his medical challenges, but drawn to his infectious personality. Throughout the year Ashleigh and Liz developed a relationship with Marcus and learned how to meet his medical needs, while attending dinner meetings. When he became legally free, he joined their home and was adopted soon after. 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. Invaluable support and training at monthly dinner meetings, backpacks full of school supplies in August, and gifts for every child at Christmas. We also host an annual appreciation dinner to celebrate and honor foster families, and provide for childcare at our annual training conference. We partner with New Beginnings closet to provide 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. Kitsap foster kids and families appreciate your support!
PO Box 4542
Bremerton, WA 98312