That Adopted Girl Supports Adoption Exchange Striving To Find Homes For Children in Foster Care

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Right now in Clark County 120 foster children are ready and waiting for adoption.

If they don’t find a permanent home, studies show these children will become adults who are more likely to be homeless, impoverished and incarcerated.

More than 60 people hoping to prevent that at the Dr. Beth Howe Center in Las Vegas on Friday morning. For more than two hours the group of elected officials, social workers and business leaders discussed how to close the adoption gap.

“I guarantee you there’s 120 families out there that are looking for purpose and meaning in their lives,” said Brian Knudsen, chairman of the Las Vegas advisory board for Adoption Exchange, a Denver-based nonprofit. “There is opportunity there.”

 

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March 24, 2018 – 3:42 pm
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Clothes and Necessities Donated for Kids in Foster Care [March 2018]

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Part I – The Fundraiser

There are a lot of kids who are taken to Child Haven with none of their belongings. They have to leave everything behind at the unfit homes they are removed from. It’s up to Child Haven to give these kids some necessities to take with them as they enter the foster care system. Child Haven does not receive any state funding to provide these kids with these items. We found the wishlist and would love you to join us in fulfilling some wishlist items by making a donation! Together, let’s make sure that kids leaving Child Haven have some things to take with them on their journey ahead. 💕

Let’s start the new year off right.
It’s important to give for those who don’t have.

We are starting off with a fundraiser for the NV Child Haven wishlist, and if all goes well will do the same for surrounding states and their wish lists. Please contact us if you would like to assist in implementing a give in your state.

When children are removed from their homes and placed into protective custody, they have few, if any, of their personal belongings. The Department of Family Services provides a duffel bag filled with new clothing, toys and other essential items to children when they depart the Child Haven campus to live with relatives or in a foster home.

The Department DOES NOT receive funding to purchase the duffel bags and their contents, or the other items provided to families. They rely on the generosity of community partners and general public to help supply these basic necessities.

100% of funds raised will go towards purchasing new items from the Child Haven wishlist to provide children in foster care with some items of their very own.

Your donations and contributions are loved and appreciated. ❤️

To see the wishlist items, view the bottom of the page at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/family-services/Pages/Donations.aspx

PART II – The Donation

We spoke with Child Haven about their specific item needs (as to avoid buying things from the wishlist which they have all stocked up, and to make sure to provide the items from the list they can most use right now). With their insight into specific need and the help of your awesome donations we officially have ordered. SO excited for it all to arrive and get to the kiddos. Will keep you all updated when it’s delivered! 💕

40 pairs of pants for girls 👖
40 shirts for girls 👚
24 bras for girls 👙
58 underwear for girls
20 shirts for boys 👕
40 underwear for boys
144 hand creams
72 tubes of chapstick
300 combs
72 sticks of deodorant

 

Peggy’s Attic at Child Haven received all the pants, shirts, under garments, combs, hand creams, chapsticks, and deodorants that were so graciously supported by all of you. They were SO grateful and so kind when the items were delivered. LOVE to all of you! Thank you for supporting That Adopted Girl’s first fund raise for a Child Haven and thank you for being so patient along the way. It’s all there and ready to be distributed to children

Valentines Day Gifts for Girls in Foster Care 2018

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That Adopted Girl delivered Valentine’s Day gifts to girls in a Las Vegas group home today. Each card was handwritten with a unique empowering quote, was sealed with love and was paired with a box of chocolates! Grateful to all of you who make actions like this possible! You sent love to 36 kids in the foster care system on Valentine’s Day this year💕💕

50 Tickets Donated For Foster Families to See Vegas Golden Knights Game 2018

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Thanks to YOU. To ALL of YOU supporters, lovers, believers. With a kind donation, That Adopted Girl was able to send 50 foster parents and children to a Vegas Golden Knights hockey game! What a fun and unique bonding experience!  Because of that generous donation…

🏒 8 foster families attended a Vegas Golden Knights hockey game.
🏒 50 foster parents and foster children became. Vegas Golden Knights fans.

 

14 foster parents were given the opportunity to stay connected and strengthen their relationship with the youth in their home


🏒 36 foster children were given an opportunity its to begin to repair the many “empty promises” they have experienced in the past. ❤️❤️❤️


Did you know…
🏒Children who spend time with their parents participating in activities together build a positive sense of self worth?

 

 

Women Grow Toy Drive for Kids in Foster Care 2017

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PART I – The Toy Drive

Grateful to have Las Vegas Women Grow including a toy drive for That Adopted Girl! Here’s why…

The toys donated will be going to children at Child Haven (where children are taken immediately after being removed from their homes, and where they wait until being placed with kin or foster parents). It can be a scary and confusing time for children. They can be in there waiting in limbo for a matter of hours, or for many weeks.

These toy donations are SO much more than play things. Each toy has the power to bring at least a little bit of light and comfort to a child in waiting. That’s important, meaningful, and so much more than just a toy. Thank you all SO MUCH and we look forward to seeing you tonight

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PART II – The Toy Donation to Child Haven!

Today I played holiday fairy for That Adopted Girl and my heart danced with joy.

My business partner, my Cindy Lou Who hairdo, and I delivered a whole bunch (about 70!) of awesome toys to Child Haven. These were brand new toys donated by cannabis industry professionals at the Women Grow event last week. What a privilege it is to be able to give!

The receiving agent’s eyes grew larger with each new batch of toys we brought in from the car. Often Child Haven gets used items donated, so they were surprised by the donation of new items, and were excited to have quality, brand new toys for the kids that will be spending the holidays at Child Haven! Thank you to everyone who played a part in this year’s donation to Child Haven. You’ve done a great thing. 💕

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BeYOUtiful Brunch 2017 for Girls in Foster Care to Connect With Women in the Community

That Adopted Girl BeYOUtiful Brunch for Girls in The Foster Care System
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November 2017 That Adopted Girl hosted a brunch for girls in the foster care system and successful women in their community at DW Bistro.  Brunch was provided by DW Bistro, Gifts provided by Jaeci, local congressional candidate Susie Lee and Clark County Commission candidate Justin Jones were in attendance with their children, and Congresswoman Dina Titus sent certificates of recognition for all of the girls in attendance.  The girls ate good food and connected with community leaders!

 

The BeYOUtiful brunch by That Adopted Girl was a great success. The room was filled with light, love and support! Girls currently in the foster care system, and great women from the community, had the chance to eat great food, connect and create memories. Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible and to everyone who attended! It wouldn’t have been the same without your special sparkle. A special thank you to our sponsors Blackout Artists, Silent Partner Entertainment Group, JAECI ❤ November 4th 2017 at DW Bistro.

 

6 Year Old Donates to Charity To Help Other Kids

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A little girl named Jade, 6 years old, painted these pictures in her art therapy session and donated them to the That Adopted Girl National Adoption Month awareness art gallery show. She really wanted to help the cause and we were MORE than happy to add her pieces to the show heart emoticon. Jade unfortunately lost a parent to illness a couple of years ago so when she heard what foster kids experience she connected to it on some level. She said that she could be in foster care if she had lost both parents, which she really hopes never happens. Both of Jade’s paintings sold today!!! Imagine, 6 years old with a huge heart wanting to help raise awareness for other kids, and now also having sold her first art pieces!

Thank you SO much Jade for your contribution!

YOU can join Jade by making a contribution to the awareness campaigns, empower hours and other life changing programs at www.ThatAdoptedGirl.com.

(* Name has been changed to protect identity)