The Meyer family came to us in 2019 seeking to become a licensed foster/adoptive family. They participated in our STARS preservice training, CPR, and Spaulding adoption training. After becoming licensed, they welcomed children into their home with open arms. They took the placement of three sibling teens, an infant, and three natural children of their own. Now settling into a new routine, they accepted an informal placement of another teen. Not long after settling into yet another routine, the sibling set of three was split. Despite all of these changes, the children in their care remained their highest priority. This family has and continues to embody the true value of consistency, structure, and natural family bonding. The sibling set, although split, remained in contact with each other through weekend visits, sleepovers, and other family activities. They co-parent with the foster parents of the siblings who moved to another home as they remain committed to the family as a whole.
The teens they have had the chance to love, nurture, and support are successful and have been awarded for accomplishments in their career jobs. The Meyers continue to support the children they have had in their care by being their “biggest cheerleaders.” The Meyers agree it is an incredible investment in the lives of young people!
Nate and Bailey have been getting assistance from our Direct Services Department to convert their workout room to a bedroom and study area to welcome another teen into their care!
On Oct. 7, 2021, the Meyers welcomed the newest addition to their family through adoption. CMFCAA extends a heart-warming welcome to the Meyer family! They believe the most important role they can play for the children in their care is to be flexible and to assist them in maintaining safe relationships with their natural families.
This family is one of our many success stories. They remain committed to families as a whole and make time to mentor and support the natural parents of all the children in their care. With their ongoing, unwavering support, the children in their care have demonstrated and have had successes in school, life skills, professionally, and in strengthening their natural family relationships.