Impact Stories

Meet The Resource Parent: Gwen Lloyd

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2022
Meet The Resource Parent: Ms. Gwen Lloyd

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Gwen Lloyd.  Ms. Gwen Lloyd has been a resource…

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Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

By Alternative Family Services / January 17, 2022
Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Gayle Ballinger.  Interview with Former Foster Parent Gayle Ballinger …

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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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