January 2022

Winter Ball Castle

"Hear ye! Hear ye!"

Come one, come all to CMFCAA's Winter Ball! There will be regal fun with balloon art, a Renaissance king and queen, tons of games, and a delicious feast! This is an entirely free event for the foster, adoptive, and kinship kids we serve AND their families. You won't want to miss out on this royal affair!

Thank You!

CMFCAA wants to send out a huge thank you to our amazing volunteers! We are incredibly proud of the community of volunteers who have sacrificed their time to serve with us this year. Your help makes what we do possible! From volunteering at Odyssey events with the kids to sorting and organizing clothes at the Clothing Closet, every little bit helps. 

More volunteer opportunities are coming up soon so click the link below to see how you can help today!


CMFCAA is growing fast! There are new positions opening every day. 
Apply today!


Direct Services Takes a Ride on the Polar Express!

December was a month full of excitement and joy! The Direct Services team worked tirelessly to provide families with Christmas gifts and necessities for the holiday season. But the most anticipated event was the Polar Express Trip!! Direct Services planned and organized this amazing event and even provided matching pajamas to all of the kids and volunteers who attended! So many beautiful memories were made and CMFCAA as a whole is so proud of the Direct Services team and all of the volunteers and staff members that made the trip a success. Click here to register for 2022 events!

December Testimonials:

“We want to thank you and all involved with the Christmas gifts. It's truly amazing how generous people can be. You're all very much appreciated. Happy holidays!” 

“Thank you so much. A is going to be so excited on Christmas Day!” 


Family Development Department

CMFCAA's Family Development Department remains committed to serving our families by offering training and support to loving families who are working toward becoming a foster or adoptive family to foster children. This month, several community members were able to get CPR certified thanks to the Family Development team! If you are looking to become a foster parent or caregiver, you can register for free training today!

A young couple standing in the snow

Community Connections Youth Project®

Our young people need support and strong advocates who will not give up on them. That is exactly what our CCYP® team is committed to providing for every young person.

If you spent any time in the foster care system, you understand that transitioning into adulthood on your own is difficult. We are looking for individuals with lived foster care or adoption experience to fill our open Community Connections Youth Specialist positions. Our CCYP® specialists help youth who are aging out or have aged out of the foster care system with finding jobs, housing, employment, and building life skills. If you, or someone you know has a heart for helping, please apply today. CMFCAA is an organization with a wonderful mission to help the children and youth of Mid-Missouri. Sign-on bonus and relocation allotment available!

CCYP Help ad

Kinship Navigators Continue to Support Caregivers

This past month, the Kinship Navigator Department provided bunk beds to families through its partnership with Sleep In Heavenly Peace. Pictured is a grandmother and her granddaughters who received a bunk bed. The KN team and volunteers even delivered and built the beds for families!

There was also another great turnout to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group on December 8th at CMFCAA's Regional Training Center at the Osage Beach Office. If you or someone you know would be interested in attending one of these events, we offer a safe place where Grandparents can discuss issues they are struggling with alongside peers who are facing the same challenges. Email Crystal Wilson or call 573-280-1659 to RSVP.

2022 Support Group Dates: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11

30 Days to Family®

30 Days is an intense, short-term intervention program developed by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to 1) increase the number of children placed with relatives when they enter the foster care system; and 2) ensure natural and community supports are in place to promote stability for the child. The program model features two major elements: family finding and family support interventions.

Building Beautiful Family trees across Mid-Missouri

Click here to see past Family Focus newsletters and learn more about our organization.

Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association
809 Swifts Hwy.  | Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
573-298-0258 | info@mofosteradopt.com

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