Foster and Adoptive Family Services
A Little Faith and a Lot of Sunshine for New Jersey Foster Youth
With the school year winding down, kids are beginning to buzz with excitement about summer plans and vacations. For foster youth, however, summer prospects are often frustratingly more complicated. Lynn Patmalnee, director of communications and development at Foster and Adoptive Family Services, says that turbulent lives before entering care – and once in the system – force some foster youth to grow up fast.