Posted on: November 19th, 2013


Meet Camryn

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

Camryn is a very smart, funny, and creative 13 year old girl, who likes to read and spend time outdoors. Some of Camryn’s favorite activities include bike riding, baking, playing computer games, and listening to music. Camryn is her own best advocate and she likes to be heard. Camryn will function best in a predictable and safe environment where she is provided with guidance, love, and attention. She is a very lovable child who is eager to become a part of a family.

If you are interested in adopting or learning more about Camryn please contact Tiffanie Russell at (860)878-6858 ext. 223.


November is National Adoption Month

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

And now a guest post from our friend Mike Howard!  Mike is a senior at Southern Connecticut State University and the Executive Producer and host of the Mike Nice Show.

I tell people that four is my favorite number. There are three reasons why. The first reason is that my favorite cartoon show was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you recall, there were four martial-arts trained turtles. The second reason is that I love playing basketball and watching it on television. The NBA has four exciting, outstanding, epic quarters for basketball fans to enjoy.

The last and most important reason why four is my favorite number is that the mother who would eventually adopt me first took me in as a foster  parent when I was only four. Growing up in a foster home wasn’t the easiest thing for me, but my mother always said that when I was born our spirits    connected, and she knew then what I know now: we were always supposed to be together.

As a young boy, I didn’t know my biological family or even whether I would have a future. I consider myself lucky because the longer a foster kid has to wait before someone decides to raise him, the less likely he will be adopted. When foster kids grow older, sometimes their faith and hopes vanish. Therefore, I encourage all parents to seriously think about adopting, particularly older children.

Everyday I thank God for giving me a new life and great family. Every foster child has his own journey, but one thing is consistent: the day we find a family to go home to, it’s really like a breath of fresh air.


Be a breath of fresh air in a child’s life…

Adopt a child from foster care!

Meet Christian

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

Christian C Recruitment Flier 41313

Meet Christian

Christian is an 11 year-old bright boy with a lot of energy.  Christian loves music, swimming and football. Christian has dreams of going to college and working as a professor. Christian does very well when given clear instructions and frequent praise.  Christian enjoys being active and loves to be outside.  He is currently placed with his younger sister and the goal is to keep these siblings together in their next placement.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an adoptive placement resource or would like more information about Christian please contact CRI Permanency Social Worker Rebecca Lerner at 860-878-6858 ext 410.

Meet Ashley

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

Ashley C Recruitment Flier 41313

Meet Ashley

Ashley is a 10 year-old bright girl with a big smile and a big heart.  Ashley loves music, singing, acting, and cheerleading.  Ashley does well in school and enjoys spending time with her friends there.  She is a very smart girl with dreams of someday becoming a teacher.   Ashley functions best in a structured environment where she can be provided with lots of love and attention.  Ashley is a helper and enjoys doing things around the house to assist. She is a very caring and lovable child with a sweet character and a smile that will melt your heart.  Ashley is currently placed with her older brother and the goal is keep these siblings together in their next placement.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a placement resource for Ashley, please contact CRI Permanency Social Worker Rebecca Lerner at 860-878-6858 ext 410.