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Community supports foster children
Letter to editor
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Editor, The Liberty County Adoptive and Foster Parent Association would like to thank the families in our county that open their homes and hearts to help provide safe and nurturing environments for Georgia’s abused and neglected children.
May was National Foster Care month, and we appreciate the celebration banquet hosted by the Liberty/Long County DFCS. The DFCS staff presented each family with a proclamation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, along with beautiful gift bags. We appreciate the partnership and the support from our local agencies. The support and advice from resource-development staffer Ms. Audrey Walthour helps to keep foster parents in compliance with state policies while providing care for the state’s children.
We also must thank one of the greatest communities in the state of Georgia. There are so many businesses, organizations and individuals who support foster children and foster families in Liberty County. On behalf of the foster families and children, I would like to thank Lissette (L’Boogie) and the entire SWV family. Aftermath and Klassy Ladies, you always come through for my children when you’re called upon. Life UPC, what can I say — “simply amazing.” Thanks also to Jennifer Darsey at United Way, The Heritage Bank, Georgia Power, Pastor Hayes and New Day Outreach, Pastor Shaw and Full Gospel COGIC, Pastor and first lady Renee Nelson, Mrs. Janice Marshall, Ms. Sandra Lovett, retired Staff Sgt. Stacy J. Smith and Mrs. Latonya Turner. I also have to mention the best bus driver in Liberty County — Mr. Eldridge, thank you so much for your patience and loving care.
I know there are names I have inadvertently forgotten, and I ask that you please forgive me. Everyone in this community has made a difference by touching the lives of our children, who are temporarily away from their families. To the Liberty County community, the adoptive and foster parents are thankful for your continued support.

— Suerena Duvall
President, Liberty County Adoptive and
Foster Parent Association

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