"My name is Joanne Skelton. I was adopted at the age of 6 years old. I loved it because before Ms. Skelton adopted us, I would pray asking God to let me live with Ms. Skelton. I knew her before because I would go to church with them. Mr. and Ms. Skelton told me about Jesus and God, so that's how I learned to pray. I was not sure if I understood how but I prayed every night and when I did I would hold my stuffed animal named Fluffy that Ms. Skelton gave me for my 6th birthday. When my foster mother told me we were getting adopted I was so happy. Then Ms. Skelton pulled up in the drive way. I just knew I was going to be happy there. I love being a Skelton kid and with all those kids, I know I will never be lonely. Hopefully others will feel the same way when other kids get adopted like us."
- Joanne Shelton
Foster Care Works – Alexis's Story
"After being in foster care for 2090 days in the end it was worth it,I ended up finding a caring,loving family who cares about me and to be loved that's a great thing that has happen to me this year in 2018 so far, even tho there's gonna be more great things happen this year too. I have been through a lot of crap in my life I don't care about that anymore because that's in the past I can't live in the past for the rest of my life I have to move on and that's starts today. I just wanna thank you to my Mom and Dad I love y'all so much,If you are reading this and you are in foster care I hope you find your forever family it might take time but trust me its worth it in the end. Stay strong"