2018 Resource Parent of the Year Recognized
Ms. Ayers has consistently gone above and beyond for foster care youth in her care. She maintains frequent contact with biological parents, supervises visits, ensures that they are kept abreast of medical appointments and encourages them to stay positive. Currently, Ms. Ayers has three foster care youth in her home, all under the age of 8. She ensures that they get to all appointments which are many as the two youngest have quite a few medical challenges. Ms. Ayers does all this without complaint and with a big smile on her face. For all these reasons, Ms. Ayers has been chosen as Charles County’s Resource Parent of the Year.
2017 Resource Parents of the Year Recognized
In May, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board (COG) recognized the 2017 Resource Parents of the Year to John and Kathy Mendoza.
John and Kathy Mendoza have one biological child and one adopted child. Recently, they began taking care of an infant with extensive special needs. The Mendozas set a strong example of the relationship between foster parents and birth parents. The Mendozas have remained dedicated to children who have left their care – maintaining relationships with youth through adulthood. They continue to serve as a resource for the agency, specifically with hard-to-place youth.
Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Government
2016 Foster Parents of The Year Recognized
In recognition of May Foster Care Month, the Charles County Department of Social Services awarded the Foster Care Parents Award of The Year to Corey Anderson and Calvin Creech, they were also selected as Maryland's Foster Parents of The Year by the regional Council on Government.
They've opened their home to two children who were experiencing some major difficulties; the children had many problems including night terrors, academic challenges and some complex behaviors. Corey and Calvin worked consistently on providing a safe, stable and nurturing environment for the children. As a result, the children have thrived; experiencing academic success and a boost in their self-confidence. Both children have come a long way due mostly to the dedication of Corey and Calvin in making them a part of their family and in making sure the children had and continue to have everything they need to be successful and well-adjusted. They have provided what these children desperately needed in order to feel loved, full of hope and to have faith.
2015 Foster Parents of the Year Recognized
In May, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board (COG) recognized the 2015 Foster Parents of the Year for opening their hearts and homes to children in need. The honorees from Charles County, Stephen and Gilda Clifford.
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