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Marissa & Alejandra

Marissa & Alejandra

Last year, Marissa and Alejandra spent their holidays away from their mom and dad. In October, the two girls were removed from the care of their parents after several incidents of domestic violence between the parents which resulted in police involvement. Child...

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Gavin & Abby

Gavin & Abby

Gavin and Abby were on their 2nd removal from their birth mother when a judge assigned a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to their case.

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Jace

Jace

Most people would never know it, but this holiday season more than 700 children are in foster care in Yellowstone County. These 700 children won’t be able to spend Christmas at home this year, because their homes aren’t safe – these children are victims of abuse and neglect. One of these children is Jace.

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Aishleigh

Aishleigh

Unrelated to any abuse or neglect, Aishleigh had lost her leg in an accident as a child, which required ongoing, proactive medical...

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Sam, Aria, Kalvin, Zaylee, & Remi

Sam, Aria, Kalvin, Zaylee, & Remi

For children in foster care, the holiday season can be a challenging time when they are reminded of their loss and the uncertain trajectory of their futures. These children are not just a number in a statistic, they have names, they have stories and they’re right here in our community – kids like Sam and his siblings.

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Paige and Sara

Paige and Sara

Sisters Paige and Sara were removed from the care of their mom and dad when they were four years old due to ongoing drug use by both...

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Kaya and Carter

Kaya and Carter

Siblings Kaya and Carter moved between campgrounds and motels with their parents in a cycle of homelessness for years while...

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Kayden

Kayden

As a toddler, Kayden was abandoned and left with strangers who abused him. The state placed Kayden with a foster family who...

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Parker and Eliza

Parker and Eliza

Before his 5th birthday, Parker’s birth father had been incarcerated, and his mom, pregnant with his sister Eliza, was...

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Rita

Rita

Rita had not yet reached her teenage years when her father overdosed in front of her. While he survived, child protective...

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