We strive to equip and value our incredible foster parents.
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Family Services is committed to supporting our foster parents through every step of their journey as loving, temporary parents to the children of Orange and Osceola Counties. Our foster parent support team, Maria Narvaez, Foster Parent Assistant, and Victor Salgado, Foster Parent Liaison, work together to answer any questions and address any concerns our foster parents may have.
Additionally, we offer two important resources – a Foster Parent Handbook and a Foster Parent Resource Guide – each filled with creative ideas, practical solutions and motivating parenting tips to help keep foster parents empowered and enthusiastic. Our Foster Parent Advocate newsletter is sent out each month to keep parents aware of upcoming Foster Parent Association Meetings, Community Awareness Orientations and Adoptive Parent Support Groups.
This summer, Family Services of Metro Orlando held two Foster Parent Appreciation events.
On May 22, 2010, in partnership with Devereux, Children’s Home Society, Youth and Family Alternatives and One Hope United, Family Services put together a fun-filled event at the Colonial Lanes Bowling Alley. Foster parents and their children enjoyed hours of free bowling, pizza, soda and door prizes and had fun meeting their Family Services Foster Parent Support team.
On June 5, 2010 the Kissimmee Belk location hosted Children’s Home Society, Youth and Family Alternatives and Family Services of Metro Orlando for an in-store event. Skate Reflections, Gatorland, Medieval Times Dinner Theater and Planet Beach Spa provided raffle prizes and Kissimmee Family Wellness provided free therapeutic massages for foster parents. Family Services’ Foster Parent Support Team would especially like to thank to Janira Gomez, Belk Community Marketing Liaison, for partnering with us for this event.
Interested in fostering or adopting a child? Please call 1-877-6MYKIDS.