On June 19th, The Bair Foundation honored Maudie Beatty, who has been a foster mom to almost 200 children for the past 25 years. Maudie Beatty became a foster parent in 1988 and resides in New Wilmington, PA.
New Wilmington, PA (PRWeb) – On June 19th, The Bair Foundation celebrated Maudie Beatty, a foster parent for 25 years, at a local luncheon. Maudie Beatty has been a foster parent in New Wilmington since 1988, over the years she has fostered almost 200 children.
“This is not a job, it is a calling,” stated Maudie Beatty. “And it’s not going to make you rich or famous, then again…how do you put a price on getting to be an influence that may change a child’s life forever?”
The luncheon included a presentation of letters from Beatty’s former foster children. The Bair Foundation’s marketing department also created a video montage of photos of all the children that have been placed in Beatty’s home.
“Out of all our wonderful foster parents, Maudie has been with our organization the longest. You would think she would start to slow down after 25 years, but she is currently taking care of a sibling group of 4 and a teenage girl,” stated Dorie Alcaro, Marketing Director for The Bair Foundation.
Prior to becoming a foster parent of The Bair Foundation, Beatty worked for the Bill Rudge Ministry. She would open her home to homeless women and their children; many of these women were coming out of the prison system. She did this until Bill Bair approached her about taking in 2 difficult teenagers. After much thought and prayer, Beatty closed her home to women and began taking in foster teens.
“I felt I could better serve God by reaching youth before they ended up in jail,” stated Beatty.
For more information on The Bair Foundation please visit: bair.org
About The Bair Foundation
The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years. With 30 offices in 9 states it offers a myriad of community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association. To find out more about The Bair Foundation, visit www.bair.org and www.facebook.com/thebairfoundation.