In the fall of 2014 one of the members attended Love Philadelphia, which was a day focused on foster care and at risk children in the city of Philadelphia. They offered delicious food, games, face painting, crafts and much, much more. Local agencies were there to provide next steps to serve the foster care community.
That day, a seed was planted. What if we could bring an event like this to Lancaster? There is a great need for foster families in Lancaster County. Over 400 children are currently in foster care and there are currently not enough foster families to care for all of them.
The seed started to grow with encouragement from others. Friends and family were contacted and other connections with others were made. By January 2015 a team was formed and Lancaster Family Day sprouted. The team includes foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers, and advocates for foster care and adoption. We have been working diligently to plan this event and we hope it is a wonderful day to celebrate the foster care community of Lancaster.
To raise awareness about Foster Care and to show appreciation to the current foster families in our hometown. Local community foster care agencies will be at the event in hopes to bring awareness of the growing need for foster families in Lancaster County.