Being a genealogist gives me enormous satisfaction. Connecting clients with their ancestors is very rewarding; but what about those who don’t have families today? After listening to an inspiring talk about businesses giving back, I decided to put something into practice: to support a charity that helps children to find new families.
Families For Children is a fantastic organisation who specialise in placing the most vulnerable children with secure and loving adoptive families. These specifically include older children (age 4 and up), sibling groups who need to stay together, and children with additional needs.
My giving program promises that for every family tree research package sold, a donation will be made to enable a parent to attend a Therapeutic Parenting training session. The course is to train parents of children that have relationship difficulties. It focuses on teaching parents how to build an emotional connection with children who find it difficult to make attachments because of trauma or loss in early life, and encourage the enhancement of self-esteem and trust in others.
I am so humbled by the work that foster and adoptive families do, and I’m thrilled to be able to help support them in this way. You really will be giving the gift of family to these children.
I shall post updates of the contributions on my social media sites, so check them out. (My Twitter and Facebook pages can be found at the bottom of this page).