Foster Care Success Story: Amanda Cruce

As a foster/adoptive parent, Amanda Cruce has welcomed more than 50 children from Florida’s foster care system into her home. Most have been teenagers. She learned early on that loving foster children as your own kids and then seeing them return to their biological family is a complicated experience, but that’s the goal of fostering. 

Amanda discovered that being able to share such an experience with a community of supportive foster parents was invaluable. Today, she serves as the president of the Florida Foster/Adoptive Parent Association (Florida FAPA), a special community that lifts up all parents who experience the joy, and sadness, of serving as a foster family. Thank you Amanda for all you do to support children and parents in Florida! 

Foster Caregiver: Amanda's Story from Heartland for Children on Vimeo.