Friday, December 2, 2011
Today, I had the opportunity to meet with Advokids up north in the Bay Area. Advokids is a legal resource for California foster children and their advocates. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending the rights and meeting the needs of children who are in the California foster care system due to abuse or neglect at home.
I met with Margaret and her team of lawyers to learn more about their non-profit and how I can help. Advokids provides direct legal assistance, support and education to foster children and their advocates, including lawyers, CASA volunteers, FFAs, social
workers, mental health providers, and foster and adoptive parents.
For example, when I was finally granted the right to be adopted it took 2 long painful years to be finalized. Advokids would have helped out by giving us FREE legal advise on how to speed things along. This is such a wonderful non-profit that truly aids those having troubles understanding the process and legality issues behind adopting foster children. Please visit their website to learn more about this vital resource.