For the remainder of December, all Valued donations will be going to Family Alternatives, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that focuses on promoting positive relationships with foster kids. They also specialize in working with traumatized foster kids as well as helping to educate about and promote foster care/adoption in general.
Their site lists several of their core values:
Family Alternatives also hosts a variety of resources on their site, including youth work and education resources, parent help and ways to get involved, learn about the licensing process and see if foster care is a good fit for you.
This can include everything from celebrating kids' birthdays with them to recreational activities like rock climbing and basketball. Through this, relationship building comes from mentorship of the parents and an ongoing relationship with the kids to make sure their needs and wants are met.
Foster care and adoption are at the heart of the mission of Valued, and we are excited to partner with Family Alternatives this month.
Family Alternatives Direct Links