According to Hope Cottage Board Member Heather Kahlfeldt,
“Did you know that 1 in 5 of the Texas youth who age out of foster care at age 18 will become instantly homeless? The fact is, no one at any age is ready to ‘graduate’ from having a family.
“That’s what our wish is at Hope Cottage – to give every child the opportunity to grow up in a loving family who will be by their side for life. We’d love for contributions to help us fulfill this wish.
“My husband and I adopted our son, now age 7, through Hope Cottage, and it was the best decision we ever made. When we adopted him at just 3 days old, we were pinching ourselves as we became Mom and Dad.
“When we first visited Hope Cottage, it felt like family. The people are caring, inclusive and accepting of all. They got to know us, and they continue to provide support to our family, even during a recent holiday drive-through held for adoptive families.
“Though Hope Cottage has been known for adoption for more than 100 years, people might not know that the organization also provides education to schools and hospitals, counseling to potential families and current ones, support for adoptive families and pregnant expectant mothers and more. Everything they do has one purpose: helping families create safe, loving forever homes for children in Dallas.
“We hope that you’ll help us fulfill this wish! Happy Holidays! ”
* Graphic/photo provided by Hope Cottage