Her biological home wasn’t the safe, loving place it should have been for then 2-year-old Aliyah. Her FaithBridge foster parents picked up on that right away. She was terrified of her new foster dad, and, as they quickly realized, of men in general.
She also barely spoke. Not surprising, considering in her two short years she had already been placed in foster care twice.
But it’s amazing the difference love can make. Now, Aliyah is the definition of “daddy’s girl”. She wakes up in the morning calling for her daddy and runs to him whenever she sees him.
Her foster parents love to talk about how Aliyah has made their family even better by being part of it. Their biological son loves being a big brother to Aliyah, and they all see God’s hand throughout their journey.
Today, Aliyah won’t stop talking, loves reciting Bible veses to anyone who will listen, loves to dance and sing and loves her baby dolls.
There are THOUSANDS of children just like Aliyah in Georgia’s foster care system who just need a family to show them love so they can thrive and grow. Are you one of those families?
*At FaithBridge, we respect the children and families we serve. So while their stories are true, names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy.