The Manatee County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association is excited to be holding our 3rd Annual Online Auction! This year's event is being held in honor of National Adoption Month. According to rcent statistics, there are over 5,000 childre in foster care in the State of Florida that are eligible for adoption. During National Adoption month, we want to remind the community of the need for loving Foster Families to care for all children in care, as well well as Adoptive Families to be Forever Homes for children eligible for adoption.
While Foster Families receive a monthly stipend to help care for the children placed with them, the cost of caring for the children regularly far exceeds that stipend. With many children entering care with just the clothing on their backs and little to no personal belongings, we strive to help our Association's families provide all that is needed for the children in their care. We want the children to know that they are loved and have a community of people from our FAPA who are there to support them!
This year, we are working on continuing our programs during this time of COVID and social-distancing. While our programs may look different this year, since April we have continued our Monthly Parent Trainings via Zoom, distributed diapers and wipes, Easter Baskets, Welcome Bags and Backpacks! We are looking forward to being able to make the December holidays special for our families, as well!
Thank you for your support!