A hospital is not a home: Foster Parents Step Up in Pandemic
At the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, NAC”s first concern was how to keep the children in our care safe and healthy. This was no small feat. Every NAC staff member stepped up to the task. Our amazing foster parents also were there to make sure every child at NAC has a loving and nurturing home.
Tiffany was seven months old when she was referred to NAC’s Foster Care program. She was born prematurely and with numerous medical complications and had been living in a hospital since birth. With her parents unable to care for her, Joanne, one of our experienced medical foster parents, received medical training twice a week in order to give Tiffany a home.
Then Covid-19 hit. Despite the challenges, NAC’s Foster Care team and Joanne made the impossible possible. They continued to visit Tiffany in the hospital daily and continued with the medical training. It was more urgent than ever to get Tiffany into her new home. That persistence paid off and TIffany is now with a loving foster family and doing extraordinarily well. We continue to be amazed by our foster parents’ willingness to go above and beyond in support of New York City’s most vulnerable children.