Offering Help and Support to Foster Families
Welcoming foster children into your home is an important and rewarding experience. But just providing a roof over their heads is not enough. Many children arrive in foster care with little to no clothing or items, and there is added financial burden on the foster parents. My Foster Kids Foundation, Inc. was created to provide physical and financial help for foster children and the foster families who care for them. Joining us to discuss their mission, and how their new retail store will help, are founders David and Chris Fricke, who are foster parents themselves!
Fostering hope: My Foster Kids Foundation and Fosters ReStore
David and Chris Fricke are foster parents whose mission is to support foster children long after their first placement in a foster home.
To that end, they have created My Foster Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose funds may end up helping some foster children attend college.
Among the ways they hope to fund this enterprise is through a soon-to-be-opened resale shop called Fosters ReStore.
County agencies stand ready to aid foster families
For foster parents David and Chris Fricke, KHDS staff and training resources has been a lifesaver.
The Frickes came to KHDS for extra training with a long-term goal of adopting an older child.
“We wanted the training because we realized that adopting an older child might require extra (skills),” Dave said.