RICHMOND, Va. -- Advocates for children in the foster system say COVID-19 has made their job a little more difficult. But they know the joy from seeing a child brought into a permanent loving family, is just around the corner, and maybe it's you that can help.
"A good day for me is seeing someone achieve permanency," Caitlyn Plaskett, with the Chesterfield Department of Social Services, said. "For us, that can be going home, can be reuniting with a relative, can be an adoption. But when someone knows they have a safe and stable place to be with a loving family every night, that's happiness."
Latoya is a friendly, mature, and helpful 10-year-old girl. She would do well in a home with two parents, and does best with females.
Latoya already has a strong sense of what family would be for her.
"Family means love," she said.
Latoya is full of energy and loves to draw and create jewelry.
She enjoys playing basketball, swimming, and attending baseball/basketball games.
Latoya hopes her future parents can help adjust her day-to-day schedule as needed.
If you want to learn more about children in need of homes, click here or call Connecting Hearts at 804-308-5946.
In Virginia, we have hundreds of children who are ready for foster to adoption. In other words, these children are ready to find their permanent and loving forever families. As Connecting Hearts – A Deborah J Johnston Charity, celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids or sibling who are available for forever homes, but also to shed light on the other almost 700 children who may not be seen. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more and becoming a foster to adoption parent(s) click here.