Because Every Child Should Have A Best Friend

Because Every Child Should Have A Best Friend

By Aurora
At A Family For Every Child we believe that every child deserves a family.  We believe that every child should have the chance to live their best life. Check out this video about what drives all of us at AFFEC.  In our 12 years as an organization, AFFEC has placed over 6,000 children into forever families.  We will be here until every child is loved, until every child has a best friend, until every child has a family.  Together with you, we can make a change! Thank you so much to Tim Garner who made this incredible video! We could not do it without our amazing community and supporters.  You can help in so many different ways, and from anywhere.  Whether it is volunteering or donating, you can make a difference in the lives of these amazing children. Will you join us in our mission to find

Advice from Adoptive Parents: What They Wish They Knew Before Adopting

By Aurora
You can read every book on adoption out there, but when it comes to your actual adoption, you may be blindsided by some things that no book or Internet article could have prepared you for. We asked some adoptive parents what they wish they had known before adopting and asked them to mention any advice they would give to families looking to adopt. Betty and Melinda Potts-Cerio adopted two sisters they had fostered through Community Based Care of Central Florida. They said,”Our best advice is to learn everything you can! Most importantly, educate yourself about the effects of trauma on kids.  Seek out and know your resources then use them!  Self-care is so important as well. Take care of yourselves so you can take care of your kids.  These kids are counting on you, go make a difference!” Annette Marie Griffin, whose debut children’s book What Is A Family will be released next year,

7 Best Blogs By Real Adoptive Parents

By Aurora
  If you don’t personally know anyone who has adopted children, the process can be daunting and lonely. Fortunately, the Internet exists to let you know you’re not alone no matter what you are going through. Many adoptive parents have started blogs to share their adoption experiences and the joys of parenthood. Reading these blogs can help make you feel like you have a friend on speed dial ready to give you advice and guidance whenever you need it.  Here are a few of our favorite adoption blogs: 1. The Lucky Few Mother of three Heather Avis chronicles her journey as a parent to Macyn, Truly, and August, all of whom she and her husband adopted. Macyn and August have Down Syndrome, so this blog is especially relevant to those who are looking to adopt special needs children. Heather is a fierce activist for Down Syndrome and has been featured on