As the mother of three children by birth, eight through adoption and as a foster mother to over 150 children, Bette Hoxie knows a thing or two about raising kids. Bette was named 2018 Maine Mother of the Year® for her contributions to Maine’s foster care system and fierce determination resulting in positive change. She has been passionate about raising awareness on the effects of alcohol on the unborn child and most recently, about the opioid crisis in the state of Maine and across the country. During the 2018 National Convention Bette opened our eyes to a growing phenomenon happening more and more across the US as families struggle with addiction and the opioid epidemic: the need for grandparents to step in a raise their grandchildren as legal guardians.
American Mothers, Inc. is proud to have gifted a 2018 Golden Rule Grant to Bette and the Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine & The Kinship Program (AFFM). In Bette’s words:
This award was used to assist grandmother’s raising their grandchildren (without the benefit of financial assistance) in sending their children to summer camps. This was a very big help and was very much appreciated! It provided the children with an enriching cultural and fun filled experience that is similar to that of their peers in more traditional homes. Additionally, the award, provided the caretakers a much needed respite.
Thank you so very much for awarding Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. and the Kinship Program with the Golden Rule Award.
I was honored to be able to present it to my favorite non-profit.
AFFM is one of the eight non-profit organizations that received a Golden Rule Grant this year. Learn more about AFFM on their website, AFFM.net. You can also support more organizations like AFFM by making a charitable contribution to the Golden Rule Grant Fund below.