Memories of a bedtime story and quiet time curled up reading a book define childhood for many people, but too often foster youth don’t have those connections with books.
We are proud to announce the Spring 2020 launch of our national literacy program to help young parents who were in foster care understand the importance of regularly reading to a child. Help us send new books to young parents with information on brain development, attachment formation and school readiness. The goal is to send age appropriate books monthly for a year to encourage Mom or Dad to read to their children, and be rewarded with lots of hugs and laughter.
Parenting can be lonely, but we know that a gift for a child puts a big smile on the parent’s face. Someone who grew up in foster care may not have many people in their child’s life so with your help we can fill that void.