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The good times are rolling at today’s networking play date for foster families licensed through SaintA!

While the kids skate, the parents get to network and connect with each other!

We’re excited to have 150 parents and children for this event! If you couldn’t make it, we hope to see you on July 13 for our Cool Waters event (email GrowHope@SaintA.org)!

If you’d like to become a foster parent, learn more at GrowHope.net!


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We’re not going to let a little rain stop us from attending #Juneteenth Day in #MilwaukeeWI!

Juneteenth Day is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The world-wide event, dating back to June 19, 1865 began when the Union soldiers, landed at Galveston Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.


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Good morning from the baby farm- where we grow only the finest organic babies! #fosterfam #lollypopfarm #BabyvilleUSA #PopulationMe


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Happy birthday to our daddy @mikemcbriar ! Thank you for all your cuggles, taking us on adventures and sacrificing bed space ❤️ #dog #dori #dogsofinstagram #fosterfam #fostersiblings #adoptdontshop


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>>Welcome Home<<
When your first love comes home for Father’s Day. 😭😭
Our sweet Little Mister’s mama called and asked if he could spend the weekend with us. Overjoyed, we said “yes of course”
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This man is not only the love of my life, but the closest thing to Jesus I have ever seen on Earth. He graciously loves me in spite of all of my flaws and has committed his life to the next generation. Through youth ministry and now loving on other people’s children as his own. I have heard him cry out to God over our kids and spoken such life into them when all around was destruction. He gives his whole heart and whole self to these kids even if it’s only for a day in our home. If he doesn’t deserve love on Father’s Day I don’t know who does. I love and honor you today Darren. My sweet D. 😘😘 #thisisfostercare #thisisus #fathersday #fosterdad #fosterfathers #fosterparents #fosterthepeople #foster #fosters #fosterfam #fostercare #fathersday #loveofmylife #recklesslove


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DAB @ the roof top of the GMC, from the Foster bunch 😎 #fosterfam #rugbygirls #rugbyboyz #happydaddyday #familygoals AND #missingsomeone


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My newest foster baby Zxena! 💙 (bulldog mix) Freedom rides are the best trip ever look at how happy this sweet girl is. Thanks to rescue She gets to see another day and will be ready for adoption shortly. Fosters are the backbone of rescue, We have to be the voice for these babies with that being said Welcome to the family sweet girl xoxo 🐶 #americanbulldog #fosterfam #zxena #puppy #rescue #adoptdontshop #dogsofinstragram #doggo #americanbully


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\\When It’s Just Us//
Darren has been at youth camp all week and this sassy love has stepped up something major. Bloom went from being terrified to hold Peanut to feeding him this week! She has picked up extra chores to help me out with <very little> grumbling. Like sweeping and putting Little Bird’s shoes on when it’s time to leave the house. I am so proud of her and the big sister she has stepped into being so graciously. Tonight we had a much needed date night as a reward for her help this week. Tomorrow we welcome D back home and then it’s off to youth camp for us! Can’t wait to spend a week with my girl. ❤️❤️ #howluckyarewe #fosterfam #thisisfostercare #fostermama #fostermom #foster #fosterbaby #fosterteens #fosteralabama #fosterthepeople #fosterparents


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I need her 😭❤️ I told @secondhandhounds to keep an eye out for “a large hamster, who loves to cuddle and speaks at least some spanish”, and then this little 🐶 showed up on my adoption feed the very next day! Of course, I inquired immediately, but I have the feeling she might turn into a foster fail (when the foster family loves her so much, they end up adopting the pup themselves) 🤷🏻‍♀️ Either way, this is a big deal for me, because it’s been two years since saying goodbye to Batman, my panda pup and honestly my soul-dog, and I finally feel like I’m ready to furever-love again. I known it’ll happen when the timing and the pup are just right 🙏🏽 How did you find your pet and how did you know it was “the one”? #AnimalRescue #PuppyFever


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Our Peanut is 1 month old! Time has flown by. We have had him since he was 4 days old. Some days it feels like it has been 10 years since we brought him home because we are exhausted and others it feels like it was just yesterday. His strength amazes us every day. He’s a fighter and we are so thankful for the time we have had him. ❤️❤️
#fosteralabama #fosterbabies #fostercare #fostermom #fostermama #thisisfostercare #fostering #fosterfam #fosterfamily #lovemakesafamily #howluckyarewe


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Reunited and it feels so good! Spending the weekend with my first love, my foster mom @myrescuezoo .
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#adoptdontshop #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #fosterfam #atailtotell #happypup #heyjimjim #seejimvacay #lancaster #jimlovesthecountry


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#barrkli is looking for fosters. A little kibble and a lot of love is all it takes. Please go to www.barrkli.org to inquire or apply.
#fosterfam #fosteringsaveslives #fosterhopefosterlove


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Looking for a few more good fosters ❤️💙 Please go to www.barrkli.org to make a difference in the life of a rescue 🐶 today.
#fosterfam #fostersaveslives #fosterlove #fosterhope


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There was a moment last night while Darren tended to Little Bird’s bedtime needs and I rocked Peanut to sleep that I began to sing over the two littles. “Oh the overwhelming, never ending reckless love of God, Oh it chases me down fights til I’m found...” and I stopped right there to cry. Present sufferings of family situations are no match for the Glory of God. He chases after our babies and fights for them on a daily basis. No matter how challenging behaviors are. He would leave 99 just for them. His love is amazing. How awesome that we get to be that visual representation of Him every day to our kids. ❤️
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Our night went much smoother with Little Bird last night. Thank you to those who have been praying for us! We worked hard to help her get exhausted through playing all day. She was only up until 12:30 last night(which is great compared to 4am the first night) and is still sound asleep. Hopefully she eats something more than goldfish today. Small steps with this one.
#thisisfostercare #lovemakesafamily #fostercare #fosteralabama #fosterfam #foster #fosters #fostermom #recklesslove #fostering


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We definitely had a full room of awesome youth during the time our CEO/Founder had the opportunity to share her Foster Care story while showing them the Odds can be beat. .
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#JoinNotDivided #FosterCare #FosterLove #FosterFamily #FosterFam #Fosterparent #FosterToAdopt #FosterCarehome #Love #Happiness #Joy #Caring #Sharing #Free #Freedom #Life #Adoption #Adopted #adopt #Adoptionjourny #education
#College #Homelessshelter #Fosteryouth


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#WoofCrushWednesday
SCARLETT 💗
Scarlett is thriving in her foster home! This 2+ year old Coonhound is great with other dogs, children and cats. Please go to www.barrkli.org to apply.
#coonhound #adoptamommadog #fosterfam


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#Swipeleft It was such an amazing experience for our CEO/Founder @donyabrown_ to learn how to spell her name in sign language while volunteering at the @covenanthousega Being able to interact with Jasmine was an amazing experience at the Covenant House Georgia .
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#JoinNotDivided #FosterCare #FosterLove #FosterFamily #FosterFam #Fosterparent #FosterToAdopt #FosterCarehome #Love #Happiness #Joy #Caring #Sharing #Free #Freedom #Life #Adoption #Adopted #adopt #Adoptionjourny #education
#College #Homelessshelter #Fosteryouth


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I love our little house, but I love our little family more. 👪
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#family #fosterfam #mypeople


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Though #FosterCareMonth has come to an end, the need for foster parents in every county and community continues.

You can join the #HandstandForFosterKids Challenge any time (not just in May)! Thank you to @alishafox22 for participating during #HandsAroundTheCapitol this year!

You can grab yourself a “Turn A Life Around” shirt from the @coalitionforcyf; to find out how you can get involved nationally visit FosterParentsRock.org!

If you’d like to learn more about how to become a licensed foster parent with SaintA, visit GrowHope.net!


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Our CEO/Founder @donyabrown_ Had the opportunity to speak to the youth at the @covenanthousega about her experience growing up in foster care. Donya was also able to inspire youth from the @covenanthousega to go to college. .
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#JoinNotDivided #FosterCare #FosterLove #FosterFamily #FosterFam #Fosterparent #FosterToAdopt #FosterCarehome #Love #Happiness #Joy #Caring #Sharing #Free #Freedom #Life #Adoption #Adopted #adopt #Adoptionjourny #education
#College #Homelessshelter
#Atl #Atlanta


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Benny's idea of being cute for a picture? Straight up tackling me. Nothing says romance like a good old shove!


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Welcome to the #fosterfam Daisy! This girl was great with Shyla out of the gate, is super agile (can jump really high for that treat!), and is a beauty to boot. She might be a #pointermix or possible a #cattledogmix, and stands below knee height at about 45 pounds. She’s about a year and a half old. After her play session with Shyla, she went into her crate easily and promptly passed out. Anyone looking for a spotted beauty?
#adopt #muddypawspack #cattledog #pointer #adoptdontshop #sunsouttonguesout #happydog


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Me & Benny @ the next opportunity to come back to Houston:
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LOVE the family here!
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LOVE travelling with my best friend!
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Until next time, Houston. Baby Z, we're coming for you sugar!!!


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Last but certainly not least, this is Momma Phyliss!! Momma Phyliss is a rockstar momma, queen biscuit maker, and champion nuzzler. Not only is she a wonderful momma to her babies, she is also one of the sweetest cats I've ever met. EVER. She is a purrfect little lap kitty and at just over a year old she is practically a baby herself. This one is a sweetheart!

#mommaphyliss #rockstarmomma #queenbiscuitmaker
@shelbyhumanesociety


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Meet Gene - a.k.a. Baby Gene, a.k.a. Billy Gene, a.k.a. Genie! This little guy is as playful and mischievous as they come! He runs everywhere he goes, loves playing with anything that moves (or doesn't move), and sneaks out of the foster room and up the baby gate every chance he gets. He definitely has a soft side though and loves his momma more than anything in this world.

#babygene #mommasboy #catcow
@shelbyhumanesociety


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Meet Penelope, a.k.a. Penny! This little girl is one tough cookie. Growing up with two brothers, she has to be! She plays just as hard as the boys do and enjoys pinning them down to show them who's boss. (Hint: She is.) Not a fan of kisses or lap naps like her brother Phineas, Penelope is an all-around country girl - rough and tough but absolutely beautiful.

P.S. - We're still working on those kisses.

#littlemisspenelope #onetoughcookie #pleasegivemekisses
@shelbyhumanesociety


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Let's meet the babies!

First up -- Phineas (a.k.a. Finn, a.k.a. the sweetest baby on the block). This little guy came to us hissy and timid, and while he's still a little shy, he's beginning to come out of his shell to show us his playful and cuddly side. He loves playing soccer with his little rattle ball, wrestling with his brother and sister, and curling up to nap in the closest lap he can find.
#sweetbabyfinn #mostphotogenic
@shelbyhumanesociety


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Life's about taking advantage of a pretty field off of a highway and making your boyfriend stop and take your picture there...
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Okay, maybe life's about more than just that. But it is about living in the moment & making the most of each and every day! I personally struggle with this alllll the time. 🙃
I get caught up in life's craziness just like everyone else. #realtalk I get overwhelmed balancing a job at Starbucks, summer school, my photography, & time for family/friends. It's roughhhhhh, but it doesn't make life any less special or any less worth living.
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So here's to this weekend's spontaneous drive to Houston to support benny's cousin graduating... now if you don't mind, I'm going to go hop in a pool & de-stress muselfffff!
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||Balance||
Having a 13 year old and a 3 week only reminds me of 5 when I had a lesson on a balance beam. My little frame tried to navigate how to stay on the beam without asking the coach for help. I felt my core tighten and my steps become careful. I didn’t tiptoe unsure. Instead I carefully and confidently walked across the beam. The confidence came from somewhere within me and somehow, even then, I know it was because of the core of my body. Once I understood where my strength came from I was able to walk boldly across the beam.
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The same is true of this season in our life. Balance between two very different children requires a tight core. A clear understanding of what makes our family operate well. We center ourselves around God and the confidence that there will be compromise and understanding of each others’ needs. When things seem out of whack and more attention seems to be given to one child over the other and feelings begin to get hurt we refocus to our core. To the One who gives us our true identity and boldness to succeed
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Earlier this week when we began to crumble as a family because love and attention wasn’t being felt...we compromised. We took the time to hear each others’ needs and acted. I took Bloom to the pool with friends and sat out with Peanut. She felt valued and heard and I was still able to care for the baby. My ‘core’...my Jesus sweetly whispered about balance and how important it is to our little family. So thankful for a Father who guides, acts, and reminds that He is the core of our lives
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#thisisfostercare #fostermama #fosteralabama #lovemakesafamily #fostercare #fosterfamily #fosterfam #balance #core #ministry #swimming


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These past few sessions have been HOT!
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Last night Clarissa & Belinda were such troopers! & shoutout to their mom's for carrying around their cute outfits! Moms are the best, am I right!?
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Even though they're 18 & about to be out in the "big world", you can bet I made them play around in the water like little girls & show off allll that beauty! Just look at Clarissa!!!
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Someone has been adopted into this Philippino family! #guesswhichone #fosterfam #crazyauntietara missing my nephew @eavesyy


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Have you done the #HandstandForFosterKids Challenge as a part of #NationalFosterCareMonth yet?

We’ve had countless staff members participate and couldn’t be more proud of their commitment to our foster youth and families!

The goal of this challenge is to raise awareness for the need for foster parents in every county and community.

To learn more about how you can turn a life around as a foster parent whether you live in Wisconsin or elsewhere - the @coalitionforcyf has a general information website at FosterParentsRock.org!

If you’d like to become licensed through SaintA you can visit GrowHope.net. For all other services that we provide, visit SaintA.org!


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Sun's out, tongues out! It's been blazing in South Texas! I've been letting the dogs run around when the sprinkler is on during the evenings and thinking of buying them a pool so they can cool off while I'm at work during the day!
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Our sweetheart, Luna is doing really well in our home. Since @pvactx and @lpapaws are both under❗️CODE RED❗️and over capacity with their shelter animals, we are holding her until we find some space to accommodate her.
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In the meantime, she's having a blast with the boys!! Will post more pics soon!!
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Thank you all for the help, love, and support! Keep spreading the word! Let's help @pvactx And @lpapaws by donating, advocating and volunteering to help any way we can! These animals are our community's responsibilities after all. .
Summer time is when numbers peak in our shelters and we MUST help these animals right away. Puppies and cats are $10 each right now! Prices have gone down in hopes of getting them all adopted and safe from euthanasia. Please consider adopting/ fostering 🙏🏼..... and please keep your pets cool💦 this summer as temps peak!!!🔥🌞
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#sundayfunday☀️ #fosterlife #fosterhome #fosterfamily #fosterfam #partnersincrime #bffs #luna #ryder #patronus #shelterpup #rescuepup #fosterpuppy #rescuemom #rescuelife #safe #lovinglife #happypups #availableforadoption #adoptdontshop @pvactx @lpapaws #spreadtheword #siblings #thebest👌🏼 #rgv #blazing #100degrees #staycool #southtexas #southtexasweather #allwithlove


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For the final Testimonial Tuesday of #FosterCareMonth, we wanted to feature Ms. Antoinette Roberson!

“I believe a child needs a stable, happy environment.”

Ms. Roberson truly loves children and enjoys meeting their needs. She feels that children are our future and if she can help someone who can’t help themselves, why not help our kids!

If you want to help our future through youth in our care, learn more about becoming a foster parent at GrowHope.net!


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SCARLETT 💗
Scarlett is thriving in her foster home! This 2+ year old Coonhound is great with other dogs, children and cats. Please go to www.barrkli.org to apply.
#coonhound #adoptamommadog #fosterfam #coonhoundsofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram


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I wish my phone could really show you what I see. Such a beautiful, beautiful moon on our drive home from a day with the Foster Fam. This weekend has truly been a lovely one spending time together as a family with weather that has been absolutely gorgeous! Feeling so overwhelmingly blessed by His goodness, faithfulness, provision and grace! #lovemytribe #lovemyman #timetogether #birthdayweekend #fosterfam #blessed


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Mornings are some of my favorite times with you. Messy hair, eye boogies, wet diaper & all.
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You bring so much joy to my life little one. From yelling "Hannah" to wake me up in the mornings, to stinky breath kisses, & the endless copying (like literally everything, gotta watch what you say around this kid)!
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You keep me on my toes, kid. & step on them a lot. Love you lots booger.
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We interrupt your long weekend to bring you extreme puppy eyes! 😲😍 Have you been following #HankOffTheChain? Do you have a house without any fur-babies (cats or dogs)? You might be able to help!! Hank is looking for a foster family so he can recover from life outside. He is a very sweet, low key dog, that loves people, but needs his space as he heals. If you can't hang out with Hank, maybe one of your friends can...could you tag then to share his story? We want a happy ending for Hank and the first step is to get him healthy in a foster home! Thanks for sharing!! ♥️
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#fosterneeded #offthechain #rescuedogs #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #houndsofinstagram #americanhound #hound #hounds #houndlife #houndlover #adoptable #adoptdontshop #adoptme #dominionOverAll #rescuebreed #furfoster #fosterdog #fosterfam #fosterfamily#fostermom #fosterdog


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So it’s not nearly as warm by the beach as it is by our house but it was still a lovely time to hang out and enjoy the water and sand and togetherness. #birthdayweekend #fosterfam #zoobeach #sandcastles


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The FaMiLy! Man I'm a blessed dude! #FosterFam #TheCrew #MyWorld


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Rosie has her very own Happy Tail!
It starts with #fostersuccess and will end with nothing but ❤️
#fosterfam #adoptdontshop #fosterpuppy


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COCOA is arriving this weekend 🐶❤️
Do you have any plans for the Memorial Day weekend? How about fostering this 8 month old Chocolate Lab Mix? If you can open your ❤️ and your home 🏠 please go to www.barrkli.org today.
#fosteringsaveslives #fosterfam #labmixlove


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So. Many. Books!! 📚 I must really love my man. Antique store, art store, coffee shop, and now lots and lots ... and lots ... of books. He may have said “You alright? Need an oxygen mask?” 😜 #birthdayweekend #fosterfam #timetogether #imightbeallergictobooks #slightlyoverwhelming #justkiddingnotkidding #ilovehim


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What a beautiful day to be outside! #familytime #fosterfam #prettytrees #prettyflowers #birthdayweekend


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We have two immediate needs (doesn’t have to be the same household). Please consider fostering for #barrkli. Both TOBY and SALLY need to be moved, through no fault of their own. They are both good with all. Please message us or go to www.barrkli.org 🙏🏻
#fosterfam #fosterhome #fosteringsaveslives


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I CANNOT WAIT FOR TOFINO THIS WEEKEND! Throwback Thursday even though its Sunday to shushwap lake 2015 with the fam jam !
Haply early birthday B ! @brodiefost

#shushwap #exploremore #explorebc #fosterfam


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