Saturday, December 1, 2007
Amanda's toast at the Thanksgiving table mirrored her message to Ohio Congressman Patrick Tiberi:
"I grew up in foster care in the 12th district of Ohio.
"I was separated from my older and younger brother in care. I was fortunate enough to stay with my older sister.
"In care, I felt as though I had no connections and no voice. My very own guardian ad litem didn't listen to my wants and needs.
"FCAA has given me two things: a family and a voice. I am now the Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Ohio chapter and I am very passionate about child welfare. FCAA has given me lifelong connections, and the chance to make a positive difference!"