Foster Adopt Connect

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 by Trina


Foster Adopt Connect (FAC) is a comprehensive support and advocacy center for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them. This unique organization was created by foster and adoptive families for foster and adoptive families, and operates on the core value that it is in the context of the family that children learn, grow, thrive and heal.

They have a mission to provide foster and adoptive children a stable, loving and nurturing family environment by support and advocacy for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them. FAC was founded in 2012 by longtime foster/adoptive parent Melinda Nicholson, with the advice and tutelage of Lori Ross (founder of Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association), the Family Matters Resource Center was opened in a small strip mall by a handful of foster and adoptive parents and advocates in March of 2013.  The first resource center, at 1774 ½ S. Grant, in Springfield, Missouri, provided direct services through Sammy’s Window, training, support groups and advocacy.

With the help of the generous and compassionate Southwest Missouri community, they know that they can anticipate accomplishing great things.  FAC looks forward to continuing to work with their incredible and passionate families to transform children’s lives, one child and one family at a time.

Learn more at the Foster Adopt Connect website. 

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