The organization has 600 members statewide and 3,000 across the country.
It was a reunion of sorts Saturday for a group of kids who used to be a part of foster families. The Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) – Virginia Chapter hosted a cook out at McIntire Park for children who have experienced foster care in the Charlottesville area.
The organization has 600 members statewide and 3,000 across the country. All of the members have been in foster care sometime in their lives.
President of the Virginia Chapter of the FCAA Brandy Carnes said, "They're away from their family. They're ostracized in school. They're looked down on. They're labeled, so they often times feel like they're alone and so when they get together with other kids who have had the same experience it helps them to feel normal and it helps them to feel like they're not that different."
Carnes said that there is a great need for foster families in Virginia. She says becoming a foster parent is the best thing anyone can do to help the kids.