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From the ashes, rises a beautiful new playground.


Our brand-new playground has a climbing wall, musical toys, two swings, and a double slide.

DeAnna Alonso, Glen Costales, Pamela and Andren Hendrickson, and members of Veteran's United unveiled the plaque for CMFCAA's new ADA-compliant playground.

The charred remains of the 2021 playground fire.

The charred remains of the 2021 playground fire.

We are thrilled to share some incredible news with all of you - our beloved playground, which stood as a symbol of joy and togetherness for so long, has risen from the ashes! After the devastating fire in 2021 that consumed our playground, our community rallied together to rebuild, and today, we're excited to announce that the new playground is open and ready for play!

This is a momentous occasion that wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of our incredible community. The old playground held cherished memories; now, we can create new ones in this revitalized space. The brand-new ADA-compliant playground is located behind a safety fence at our headquarters. 

The playground has been rebuilt with love, resilience, and the generous contributions of many within our community. It now stands as a testament to our strength and determination. Like the children we serve, the playground has risen from its trauma to grow and be a beacon for hope and a new future.


Help us provide Thanksgiving dinner to foster, adoptive, and kinship families in Central Missouri

We are seeking donations of non-perishable food items for our Thanksgiving care packs. Each care pack will contain a turkey and 2-3 sides per family. Needed items include:

• Canned vegetables
• Boxed stuffing mix
• Pasta salad
• Mac & cheese
• Gravy mix
• Instant mashed potatoes
• Canned pie filling
• Dessert mix
• Your favorite side dish
• Accepting donations to help cover the cost of the turkeys

Help us provide Thanksgiving dinners to Central Missouri Families


For more info, contact:
rhiannon@mofosteradopt.com 573-418-4162 or chrissyc@mofosteradopt.com 573-616-6435


We offer a free, nationally recognized virtual mental health practitioner training course. Twelve modules, 72-hour course, 66 CEUs. Email here to learn more.


You're Invited to the Puttin' on the Ritz Gala

An evening of elegance, entertainment, and giving.

Date: Nov. 3, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Capitol Plaza 

Join us for a night of glamour, sophistication, and philanthropy at the Puttin' on the Ritz Gala. This elegant event promises an unforgettable evening filled with:

  • Exquisite dining: Savor a gourmet meal, expertly crafted to delight your taste buds.

  • Live entertainment: Enjoy a captivating performance by The Dave Baker Band, sure to leave you in awe.

  • Silent auction: Bid on unique and luxurious items in our silent auction, with a live auction to follow.

  • Inspiring speakers: Hear from inspiring speakers who we have we have helped.

Your attendance at the Puttin' on the Ritz Gala will not only provide you with a night to remember but will also make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Limited tickets are available, so don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of something truly special.

To RSVP or for more information, please visit our website.

We look forward to sharing this enchanting evening with you and celebrating the magic of giving back.


Big family with a big need

Victoria's a 22-year-old kinship caregiver who is taking care of six children. Getting from place to place with six children can be a hassle. Our Kinship Navigators were happy to help this family with resources and even a wagon to help cart everyone around. The children were ecstatic about their new ride.

Our team also advocated for Victoria with daycare, worked with Abundant Blessings to get beds, sent a referral to CCYP for Victoria, and provided food resources!


Children in care often need someone to be a hero — to take them in and show love and compassion they otherwise may not have had. To those who step up to foster or adopt, we do everything we can to support you. It takes a community of heroes just like you to be able to provide that support. Please consider joining our monthly giving program and being a hero for these children so often overlooked. Thank you and we look forward to the wonderful year we will have in 2023!

$12 for 12 months, monthly giving levels

Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association
1704 Christy Court,  | Jefferson City, Missouri  65101
573-298-0258 | info@mofosteradopt.com

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