CHS President and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter was quoted in this Mother’s Day feature about foster moms.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Just as every family’s story is unique, so are the reasons and paths that people choose to become foster parents.
Some have biological children and simply want to help other kids in need; some have no children and view it as a route to permanent parenthood; some are assuming custody of kids they personally know who have wound up in dire straits.
In Virginia, about 5,000 children 18 and younger are currently in state custody and in need of foster homes, according to the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Whatever draws people to this form of parenthood, their role in at-risk children’s lives is crucial, said Cate Newbanks, executive director of FACES of Virginia Families, a nonprofit support services organization for foster, adoptive and kinship families.”
Read more about these amazing mothers here: http://www.richmond.com/life/stacy-hawkins-adams/article_646ee244-ef96-5604-9708-dc86ef0ad44e.html