"When asked to describe how her foster child has grown with the love and hard work of a family, her foster mother said, “We have been profoundly touched. She is so amazing!" "When she first arrived, we learned of her loss, trauma, and mental health diagnosis. She was difficult at first, very introverted and had tantrums. She would not look at us in the face and would wring her hands. She would shut down and it felt impossible to break through. It was like she was in a “cocoon.” Today, with the support of Partnership For Children, we are amazed to see this girl flourish like a butterfly that awakes each day ready to take on the world. She is joyful, happy and full of song. She is one of the most genuine and sincere people I know.”
"My husband and I decided to become foster parents for one special little boy. He had been bounced from family and friends since birth and came into our home at the age of 17 months." "Our journey was perilous with so many ups and downs until Partnership for Children entered our life. We were leery of new people who said they were there to help. We decided to keep our worker at arm’s length, but eventually dropped our guard and opened ourselves to the possibility of help. Even after adoption we continued to face adverse times in parenting, and Partnership for Children stayed the course in supporting us and genuinely caring about our family. Foster/adoptive parents and children have lifelong challenges. However, the support offered to us by Partnership for Children has been absolutely invaluable and I encourage other parents to open their hearts and trust that Partnership for Children is here to help."