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Mid Shore Foster Parents Celebrate Foster Parent Appreciation Month

Foster parents from the Mid Shore recently gathered to celebrate Foster Parent Appreciation Month at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn photo (top): Pictured front row, left to right are Talbot County foster parents and Talbot County Department of Social Services staff Courtney Marvel, Option Respite Coordinator, Talbot County Department of Social Services; Berkely Dickerson, Kalinda Dickerson, Paulett Frieson, Sandra Caldwell, April Sharp, director of Talbot County Department of Social Services; and Christine M. Abbatiello, Foster Care/Adoptions Supervisor, Talbot County Department of Social Services. Pictured back row, left to right: Thomas Frieson, Kathy Jenkins, Norwood Caldwell, and Paris Quillet, Special Projects Coordinator, Talbot County Department of Social Services.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn photo (in middle): Pictured back row, left to right, are Caroline County foster parents John Borga, Nancy Borga, Dawn Cordrey, Rodney Cordrey, Valerie Gross, Ed Gross. Front row, left to right, Patrick Hubbard, Rachel Hubbard, Elizabeth Nichols, and Nancy Downes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn photo (below): Pictured back row, left to right, are Caroline County foster parents Elizabeth Lake, James Lake, Sandra Washington, James Patrick. Middle row, left to right, are foster parents Thomas Copper, Aleta Copper, Linda Hopkins, and Penny Patrick. Front row, left to right, are Loretta Morris, Bonnie Shuler, and Shirley Acree.

 

 

 

Mid-Shore Foster Families Celebrate at Annual Holiday Party

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFoster families from Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties recently celebrated at their annual Holiday Party at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department in Easton, MD. Over 150 foster and adoptive parents and their children attended this year’s event. Activities included a holiday store, arts and crafts, a holiday meal prepared by the Chesapeake Culinary Center in Denton, a DJ, and a visit from Santa. The members, dinner committee, and youth group of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Easton purchased the gifts for the foster children.

For further information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent in Talbot County, contact Megan Palanci at the Talbot County Department of Social Services at 410-820-7371. An information session will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dorchester County Department of Social Services at 627 Race Street in Cambridge, MD.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn photo, middle: Pictured back row, left to right, are Keondra Polk, Kalinda Dickerson, Dr. Berkley Dickerson, and Keirra Dickerson. Pictured front row is Israel Dickerson. The Dickerson family of Easton enjoyed the Holiday Party’s meal.

In photo, bottom: Pictured left to right are William McDonnell, Director of Dorchester County Department of Social Services, April Sharp, Director of Talbot County Department of Social Services; Dina Daly, Director of Caroline County Department of Social Services, and Judge Karen Jensen, Caroline County Circuit Court.

In photo, top: Pictured front row, left to right, are Matthew, Noah, and Marcella Cordrey of Greensboro. Pictured back row, left to right, are parents Dawn and Rodney Cordrey. Noah Cordrey was celebrating his recent adoption.