Welcome to the foster family story project. Here you will find stories of amazing foster families. CHAMPS is proud to feature these families and we invite you to join in saying #ThanksFosterFamilies for all they do to help children and families. These stories are shareable through Facebook and Twitter.

Submit a story about a foster family you know by completing this short, easy-to-use form.

For more information about CHAMPS, please visit our main website at fosteringchamps.org

Amy Halpin, New York

My kinship family was truly amazing with allowing me to grow into the adult I am today, the things my kinship mom taught me and showed me. I got luck with the chance to push myself on my own but if I fell down, she was truly right there for me as if I was one of her own. Although I wish it was my own parents, I am eternally grateful and thankful for the chance to continue my life positively through this family/mom.

Savannah in Nebraska

Savannah in Nebraska

I became a foster parent after seeing so many youth being tossed around in the system from age 8 until 18. I decided that I wanted to become a foster parent so I could be that ONE "no matter what" person for a child. It has been a roller coaster of a journey and more difficult than I ever imagined, but I am stubborn enough to never give up.