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Feb 27, 2024
Continuing the legacy of generations
Feb. 27, 2024 February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the central role African Americans and the Black community have played in making society better throughout U.S. history. Throughout the month, we highlighted Embrace Families partners who are serving their community today in that same spirit. Here are…
Feb 13, 2024
Randy Pawlowski: One man, 25 boys, countless victories
Feb. 13, 2024 | By George Diaz Randy Pawlowski had his foster care Epiphany in front of a television in 2006. Since then, he’s fostered 25 kids and adopted six, with one more adoption to go. It’s a commitment that pays it forward and lasts a lifetime. On…
Jan 30, 2024
Elena and Paul: 22 kids and counting
Jan. 30, 2024 | By Tita Parham ORLANDO — It can be challenging raising one child. Imagine caring for 22. Elena Sciuto and Paul Mannix can and have. The couple began fostering in 2015, and since then, nearly two dozen children have been placed in their home. The two weren’t…
Jan 24, 2024
Benefits of mentoring go both ways
Most people have heard the adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Turns out that’s true. Numerous studies have shown that children and teens with positive adult relationships have better outcomes in a host of areas: educationally, emotionally, behaviorally, developmentally. Mentors are an important part of that adult…
Dec 28, 2023
Young adults ‘Jump on the Bus’ to celebrate special Christmas Day
Dec. 28, 2023 “I got to spend Christmas with someone that I know, and that’s all that matters.” That’s what 21-year-old David Butler said about his Christmas Day. He spent it traveling by bus to various entertainment venues with about 140 other young adults without family, some living with foster…
Dec 20, 2023
Airforce veteran and family donate toys for foster families
Patricia Bellamy and her family have a favorite holiday tradition: buying toys all year long for kids in Embrace Families’ care so they can have a happy holiday. Their goal was to fill up a room. WKMG visited the family at home on #GivingTuesday to see if they had met their challenge.
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