June 9, 2020
I realized a couple days ago that I had hit the 6 month mark of Kin Connect becoming a certified Child Placement Agency. It has happened so fast…
I have an overwhelming sense of being grateful, of being blessed. In this short amount of time so many wonderful things have transpired. I am thankful for other professionals trusting in me to do such important work. At the two month mark I had two certified homes and two children in care. As of now I have had the opportunity to certify 6 foster/kinship homes and to serve 14 children. I am happy that we have had successful reunification for some children. I have also been fortunate to offer assessment services and complete home studies for adoptions during this time. (And during a pandemic.) It is mind blowing and I love it!
A year ago during the month of June I was making one of the hardest decisions of my life. I loved my work and foster care and kinship care were of my heart. I was not sure where I would land when I made the decision to leave a job of 10 years. It took me several months, lots of prayer and a book about non-conformity from a dear friend and support from my family, before I realized I couldn’t walk away from what I loved to do. I was called to be a helper, to serve others and from there Kin Connect was born. I have zero regrets. I am fortunate to do work that I love and meet the needs of my families and youth.
We can make a change.
We can help others to be the best they can.
We can meet the needs of our most at risk children.
We must have hope for each and every child that we serve.
We are a small piece of the puzzle but the fit is perfect.