Impact Stories

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 Matt / 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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Impact Story: Cassandra

By Alternative Family Services / October 7, 2020
Impact Story: Cassandra (AFS)

Alternative Family Services (AFS) works with a wide variety of youth in foster care who face many unique challenges. AFS staff and resource parents always strive to provide the best…

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Impact Story: The Andersen Siblings

By Alternative Family Services / July 31, 2020
The Andersen Siblings

Oftentimes, youth that are placed into foster care have siblings that are also in need of placement. Alternative Family Services (AFS) strives to place siblings in the same foster home…

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Jason’s Story

By Alternative Family Services / May 7, 2020
From despair to hope

Helping “Jason” Transition from Despair to Hope For many young adults, crossing the bridge to independence is an exciting journey. For those in the foster care system, “aging out” of…

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