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Denied a chance to adopt, couple runs camp for foster kids

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Sep 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Foster children come from a variety of backgrounds and have often suffered abuse prior to entering a foster home. After an experience with a foster child who refused to speak 10 years ago, a couple decided to open a summer camp specifically for abused children and those in foster care. The Royal Family Kids Camps has been growing under their management and now serves children throughout the state.

Child custody is always an emotionally charged issue but never more so than when the children in question have no real family structure and must reside in foster care. While many foster parents give children loving care, these kids are often denied the small pleasures that other children take for granted. Royal Family Kids Camps offer foster children a week to be "normal"- to have birthday parties, grandparents, and, in general, be part of a family.

The couple tried unsuccessfully to adopt the first foster child they worked with but were denied by the court. Today, they provide hope and love for hundreds of children each year through the Royal Family experience.

When parents divorce, children are often the unwitting victims of the family breakup. No matter how bitter a divorce is, parents should work together to minimize the effect on children. Those facing child custody or support battles can seek the advice of an experienced divorce attorney to enable them to understand the issues facing them. Divorce attorneys are often asked to handle cases in which parents are fighting over child custody, but attorneys can also help parents find ways to come to agreement over the issue of children.

Source: Lexington Clipper-Herald, "Couple gives foster kids week of their own," Mary Jane Skala, Sept. 10, 2012

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