FosterAdopt Connect's services help families gain the resources they need to be effective, loving caregivers, and help foster children find their Forever Home. Like parents everywhere, our focus is on providing the best care for our children and helping them to accomplish their dreams and goals. We believe the best way to help children who have been displaced from their homes due to abuse or neglect to heal from trauma is to place them with caring, skilled and committed families. To support this belief we offer our direct service program Sammy’s Window, training and advocacy for foster and adoptive parents, recruitment programs aimed at finding permanent homes for children in care, in home behavioral intervention aimed at keeping children out of residential facilities, and a program that connects older foster youth and former foster youth with needed community supports. FosterAdopt Connect started in 1998 as a grass roots movement consisting of a handful of foster families wanting to support one another in a way that was not offered by the child welfare community. Their leadership has been effective at creating and implementing innovative programs and services where other services do not exist. Over the last two years, we have added five programs to serve Southwest Missouri in addition to our already established core programs. Our kids are among the neediest and most deserving members of this community. Our services are working, and with your help, we can do more.