Foster Care Hall of Fame


It’s the first day of winter, and across the country thousands of travelers are stranded because of the snowy conditions in the middle of the country.   I’ve been watching the news and seeing the anguish on people’s faces as they are told, “No, you can’t go home.”

This touches a nerve as I think about the 500,000 children in foster care, who hear those same words all the time: “You can’t go home.”

Thank goodness for wonderful foster parents, and for all the volunteers across the nation who have brought cheer to kids in care.  The “Adopt and Angel” group in Walnut Creek, California has done something amazing

“This year 400 PMI ‘angels’ wrapped and donated a truck full of 700 gifts for children in foster and group homes, and the PMI Foundation contributed an additional $1,700 for the purchase of food, clothing, toys, and other items. This combined contribution was the largest by a corporate partner participating in the Adopt an Angel program in the county.” 

This kind of news does my heart good.

When my youngest sister joined our family as a foster child, she arrived at our home 10 days before Christmas.  She was just four years old at the time and had no idea why we had a tree inside our house!  This year I’ll be spending Christmas with her… she’s grown up now and she’s in college!

It’s a season of miracles.  May your holidays be filled with peace.

For the children,



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  1. * Christy says:


    I loved your blog and happy to hear someone reminding us of how wonderful our life is. That many children out there may not be experiencing the wonderment of Christmas. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago
  2. * LA says:


    I am so proud of you. You are bringing great attention to the world of foster care. We need more of you out there. Wish we could clone you.

    Happy Holidays!



    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago
  3. Hello Conna,

    I am glad that you managed to get a Blog going for yourself.

    One recommendation. You created the Blog in September already. I hope that this post frequency (1 post every 3 months) will NOT become the norm ;).

    I will give you some “Link Love” a bit later tonight. You know, SEO stuff 🙂

    Cheers! and Merry Christmas.


    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago
  4. * connacraig says:

    Thank you, Christy! I hope that you will check in often.

    Merry Christmas and many blessings to you.


    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago
  5. * connacraig says:

    Dear LA,

    Thank you! I’m glad that you came to the blog… you were my first reader of the September entry. It’s about time I gave you more to read! And more to come…


    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago
  6. * connacraig says:


    You’re the best. Send the link love… it’s for the kids, after all. 🙂

    And thank you for everything.


    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago
  7. Conna,

    Thank you for all you did in the UK to show us the path to reform. We have not ventured far down that path but at least we know where it is, how it bends and how to navigate it thanks entirely to you.



    Posted 11 years, 5 months ago

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