Families are created in many ways; sometimes it takes an angel.

May 2, 2024 – Episode # 137
Angels’ Wings: Creating Safe and Loving Homes for Foster Children featuring Carla Dobbs and Danielle Tolbert

The journey for foster children and their families is fraught with challenges that leave a lasting impact. Foster children endure the heartache of separation from their biological families, moving from one foster home to another, each transition deepening their emotional wounds. Feelings of abandonment, identity crisis, and a longing for stability tear at their young hearts. Meanwhile, foster families bravely navigate a labyrinth of bureaucratic hurdles, striving to meet the emotional needs of their vulnerable children while often facing financial strain.

Amid this turmoil, Angels Foster Family Network is a beacon of hope and love. Dedicated to providing safe, stable, and loving homes for infants, toddlers, children, and teens, Angels passionately and collaboratively care for foster children. Through deep community involvement and volunteerism, they work with diverse and exceptional families who dedicate themselves to each child’s well-being.

In this episode of Raise Nation Radio, we welcome Carla Dobbs and Danielle Tolbert from Angels Foster Family Network. They share how the organization ensures that children aged 0 to 18 in foster care find compassionate home placements where they can thrive and grow. Inspired by founder Jennifer Abney, a foster and adoptive parent herself, who brought her passion for fostering to Oklahoma City in 2008 after relocating from San Diego. Jennifer introduced the Angels Foster Family Network model, driving change in how Oklahoma manages foster care and supports its foster families. Angels strive to provide a solution, not just a Band-Aid, to the issues of foster care. The roots of the Angels network run deep, supporting the entire extended family and understanding that the families they serve are their most valuable resource. They are driven by a deep desire to improve the lives of children in foster care and provide hope for a brighter future.

Joining us as a co-host for this episode is Nate Cox, Angel’s Customer Success Manager at OneCause, who applauds the organization’s mission and fundraising efforts and highlights that it truly takes a village.In this episode:

  • Fostering 101
  • The power of community and collaboration
  • Foster Care Awareness Month Celebration in May
  • Importance of OneCause Customer Success at Angels Foster Family Network
  • Transition from Manual Bid Sheets to Fundraising Software
  • Impact of Innovation on Event Fundraising

Connect with our guests: Carla Dobbs and Danielle Tolbert or visit: Angels Foster Family Network
Connect with guest host: Nate Cox

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