Updated: Aug 18, 2020
A chance encounter two years ago inspired Jennifer Goodrich to start a family through foster care.
She was in a public restroom when she heard a woman crying, and soon discovered that what she heard were tears of joy. The woman had been overcome when her foster daughter asked her if she would adopt her and make their family permanent.
Soon after, Jennifer made her way to Aspiranet, which was recommended to her by the woman she felt fated to meet.
She credits Aspiranet’s thorough training with helping her to feel confident and secure in the moments before meeting three-year-old Sam. Jennifer felt an instant connection, and weekly meetings with her social worker helped solidify the bond and smooth the transition to making the adoption official.
Having Aspiranet by her side before, during, and after Sam’s adoption have made all the difference, Jennifer said. “The adoption did not happen overnight, but the process was seamless,” Jennifer said. “Aspiranet worked hand-in-hand with me to become an adoptive parent, making it much easier.”
“In foster parenting and adoption, there are always challenges, but the rewards make it worth it. I couldn’t be more grateful for the extra support Sam and I received from the Aspiranet staff on this journey.”