A Mother's Love
Molly Barrett immediately knew to nominate her mother for the “Magnificent Mamas” contest after watching the Today Show on NBC. Kathy Lee and Hoda encouraged their viewers to nominate their mothers, in honor of Mother's Day, who deserve to have their stories told. Molly felt that her mother, Christy Obie-Barrett, was the perfect candidate. She filled out the form on the Today Show website, and told the story of how Christy had adopted 9 of her 12 children and then founded the organization, A Family for Every Child in 2006. She received a call from the show’s producer the very next day, and before she knew it her mom was chosen to appear on The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda!

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Christy is the Executive Director of A Family For Every Child and President of the Heart Gallery of America. AFFEC has now grown to include ten different programs intended to support foster children and find forever families nationwide. AFFEC's services include mentoring, advocate services, family building services, and overall support to the child, extended family members, social worker, and potential adoptive families. We strive to build bridges and create partnerships with other organizations and non-profits, both locally and nationwide. It is our goal that no family encounters undue road blocks that prevent adopting a child from foster care. A Family For Every Child, a nonprofit finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for all waiting children. If you would like more information about our organization or to find out how you can get involved, simply submit your contact information above!