Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Safe Families Journey!

Let me start out by telling you how we began a Safe Family.  I am an only child and despite how much everyone thinks that only children are so lucky and spoiled rotten, it never really was that way for me.  I always wanted another sibling, and I felt like I was very lonely.  Despite all my failed attempts to convince my parents to adopt a child or become a foster family I decided to do some research on another program, Safe Families for Children.  Safe Families is a voluntary program were if you are in a crisis situation (drug abuse, homelessness, family problems etc.) you can voluntarily give your children to a safe family for a few weeks to a few months.  After presenting the idea to my parents we did lots of research on the program and finally decided to start training!  After our two months of training, background checks, finger printing and LOTS of paperwork we finally got our first call to take 4 year old Brandn.  Brandn had a huge personality and I love him just as much as a little brother!  He loved to sing and dance to Michael Jackson, and he wanted to be spider man when he grew up.  He even fell in love with my friend, but she had to tell him that she doesn't think it will work out because she is 8 years older than him.  I will always remember him and his giant personality. 

Link to the Safe Families:  http://www.safe-families.org/

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  1. Hi Emily! I discovered your blog today through your link on OurComapassion. I love your heart and your writing! My family is a foster family, similar to your family. I am also a sponsor through Compassion, and I blog about my journey in life as well. I am looking forward to reading more! :)

    ~Hannah~

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