Ava is not your typical teenager. After the unexpected death of her father, her life was turned upside down when she found herself immersed in the foster care system and living with her elderly grandmother. Life was on a good path for Ava, and her grandmother was preparing to legally adopt her.
Tragedy struck again when Ava’s grandmother died from cancer, leaving her future uncertain once more. NFC continued to search for and reach out to extended family to help Ava build connections she would need throughout her life.
Through one of those searches, NFC discovered an aunt and uncle who had lost touch with Ava over the years and who would happily welcome Ava into their home. After successfully passing the extensive home study and background checks, Ava could move in with her new family.
NFC wrapped services around Ava and her aunt and uncle to help with the transition. Her new family has been very supportive of Ava, helping her excel in high school. They are also working with Ava on setting future goals for college and beyond. Ava’s aunt and uncle also know how important is to her to stay connected with her two younger brothers, and were able to assist her in obtaining a part-time job at a local daycare where her two younger brothers attend.
Now she gets to spend time with them regularly. Through the ongoing support and services from NFC, Ava was successfully adopted in July 2017.
Ava’s future is bright and she has the promise of a forever family she deserves.