Foster & Adopt

Virtual sessions coming in January. Watch this space for dates

 

Triangle and Pitt County Areas | Are you interested in fostering or adopting?

We have information sessions to answer your questions.

RSVP is required: Call 919.743.2647 or email FosterandAdopt@mhfc.org.
On the agenda:

•  What it means to be a foster parent.
•  What the training & licensing process is all about.
•  What types of children are referred to our foster care / adoption program.
•  Dates for our next MAPP training class.



Love shows up

Sophia, 13

ZoZo, 7

And nobody gets left behind.

Love means being there when someone needs you.
As foster parents, Brittany and Sam knew they’d teach this lesson to any child who came to live in their home. It’s just who they are.
Then cancer flipped the script.

The diagnosis came about six months after Sofia and ZoZo moved in – Sam had brain cancer. Then, another hit – he had a mini-stroke during surgery to remove the cancer. Sam was paralyzed on the left side of his body and faced a long stretch of recovery.

They’ve always been a silver-linings family with a strong faith community, Brittany says. When the word went out, love showed up.


This is what love does.

Brittany remembers standing in the kitchen with Sofia as someone from their church dropped off meals. Sam was still in the hospital and the enormity of it all sank in.

“Sofia – she looked at me and was like, ‘Wow. People really love us.’

“I said, ‘Yeah, they do. This is what love does.’ ”

The church’s meal train fed them for months. People built a wheelchair ramp over the front steps. They picked up the kids from school and took them out for ice cream. “We have a lot of people who’ve loved on them and made sure they feel cared for,” Brittany says.

The siblings’ adoption plan was never in doubt – and when the day arrived, Sam was walking and driving again. The family celebrated in matching T-shirts with a line from Lilo & Stitch, one of their favorite movies: Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.


Because – this is what love does.




Aspiring and Inspiring

One day Kirsten will teach 4th graders the difference between polygons, pentagons, and quadrilaterals; the basics of mass and matter.

She’ll help them conquer multidigit multiplication, two-step math word problems, and fractions.

She’ll guide them through maps and scale, poetry, idioms, geography, and history.

Becoming a teacher is her dream and we believe she will change the world.

Share your encouragement with her in the section below.