Impact Stories

Impact Story: Benji’s Adoption Story

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2021
Impact Story: Benji's Adoption Story

Benji* was placed in Louis* and Melanie* Merino’s home when he was five months old due to neglect. Over the course of a year and a half, Louis and Melanie…

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Impact Story: Jack

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2021
Impact Story: Jack

A cornerstone of all AFS programs is support. Jack* is a twelve-year-old youth in foster care with severe autism and OCD, and he has been living with the Claxton* Family…

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AFS Black History Month Celebration 2021

By Alternative Family Services / April 5, 2021

Black History Month is always a time for reflection at AFS. Diversity, equity and inclusion has been woven into our mission for over 40 years throughout all aspects of our…

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Impact Story: Marcus

By Alternative Family Services / February 25, 2021
Impact Story: Marcus

Marcus* was placed with an AFS foster mother 11 years ago when he was just 7 years old. Marcus, his 10-year-old sister, Nikki* and 12-year-old brother, Miles*, had all endured…

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Meet the Family: Jessica and Silvio Sobalvarro

By Alternative Family Services / February 15, 2021
Foster Parents Jessica and Silvio Sobalvarro

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight two of them: Jessica and Silvio Sobalvarro. The Sobalvarros started their fostering…

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Impact Story: Dwayne

By Alternative Family Services / October 7, 2020
Dwayne

Oftentimes when one thinks of foster care, they imagine foster “kids.” However, in the United States, 115,395 out of 423,997 youth in foster care in 2019 were between 13 and…

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