Introducing our first foster family of the year in honor of National Foster Care Month...

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Introducing our First foster family of the year in honor of national foster care month.....

Arian and Aileen were initially licensed in May of 2014 with One More Child and have provided a safe and nurturing home for approximately nineteen children during their fostering journey.  The family has also adopted two children providing them with a permanent and loving home.  The family stays in great communication with all members of the professional team and attends court hearings and staffing's to always be a voice for the children and families and to advocate for what is in their best interest.

They have cared for children until reunification has occurred and if reunification cannot occur, they are willing to provide permanency for a child as they have already done so with the adoption of their two children.  They are strong advocates on the importance of preserving family connections.  They partner alongside biological parents and family members to make them feel supported as well.  The family is willing to provide biological parents with items they need when they are reunified with their children.  In one case they helped with the communication and transportation of their foster child to the biologicals mothers' home at the time of reunification.  They packed all the child's belongings they had acquired during the child's time with them and gave it to the mother to help her get setup.  The family still stays in contact with the child and his mother and is able to be a support to them in whatever they need.  When the child was placed with them they helped with visitations and also had a great relationship with the mother through telephone calls.  This helped the mother to feel like they were all in partnership and working together.  They sent the mother photos of the her child so she would have memories of those precious's moments in her child's life which provide her with long lasting memories.  Since the child has been reunified, the mother has asked them to be the God parents and they see the child as much as they want and are able to continue to support and encourage the mother.  The family often joyfully talks about this and how wonderful the mother and child are doing.