The two Inland Empire families will be among the 13 California foster and foster families to be celebrated on October 16 at the RaiseAChild HONORS annual fundraising event at the W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.
Dan and Lynette Fenton were nominated for this award by TLC Child and Family Services in Moreno Valley. When the Fentons heard of five siblings in need of a home, they did not hesitate to say yes, adopting a 5-year-old twin, an 8-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, and a 17-year-old boy. old girl.
“We had a lot of space in our home, and we felt called to receive them,” Dan Fenton said in a press release.
Another laureate is Elisha Araoz, nominated by David & Margaret Youth and Family Services in La Verne. Over the past five years, Araoz, a single working person, has sheltered nine children in foster care, according to a press release.
RaiseAChild recruits and supports LGBTQ + and other potential parents interested in parenting and adoption.
“This HONORS event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of RaiseAChild and will celebrate Dan and Lynette, Elisha and 11 other foster and foster parents from across California, with one family receiving the respected 2021 Let Love Define Family Award.” – Rich Valenza. The press release states that the founder and CEO of RaiseAChild.
RaiseAChild has helped over 5,000 approved foster parents since 2011, while leveraging and maintaining a growing database of over 38,000 current and potential foster parents, according to a press release.
“Our services are always free and confidential. Through our educational and outreach programs, we are available to our parents every step of the way to help and educate children and young people in foster homes, ”Valenza said in a press release.
Actor and comedian Alec Mapa will host the RaiseAChild HONORS event on the hotel’s rooftop terrace.
For event information, go to RaiseAChild.org/HONORS.
For information on RaiseAChild visit RaiseAChild.org.