My favorite part of the week is when the Adoption Coalition of Texas introduces me to another foster child waiting to find a family of their own. I'm then tasked with getting to know them, and learning about their hopes and dreams. We have a blast doing fun activities together, then when I get back to the station, I work to make sure the excitement, hope and light I see in their eyes translates through their story.
In most cases, a family watching or searching online will see their stories, and the child will get adopted. But I don't always hear about those cases. Recently, a religious Forever Families viewer contacted me and told me how my story brought her to her daughters. Completely overwhelmed with excitement, we immediately scheduled a date to meet up so we could capture and share their family story--In hopes of spreading the word about foster care and adoption, and bringing more families like theirs together.