Our Mission

Family 4 Life is dedicated to strengthening family connections through reunification, education and support-fostering family relationships that last a lifetime.

Family 4 Life, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2002, is dedicated to keeping families together through Camp Family4Life, which reunites separated foster and adoptive siblings throughout the year, serving siblings from across Texas.

Camp Family 4 Life

The Camp Family for Life experience currently takes place at Dunbar Recreation Center in San Marcos, Texas, under the supervision of the camp director, a professional care team and trained, volunteer buddies who are paired with individual campers. The campers' days are filled with fun-filled activities enabling siblings to try new things and get reacquainted with one another through activities like archery, arts and crafts, and swimming. Over the course of the two-day experience, campers are matched with a volunteer buddy that can provide the support and encouragement that they may need to have a positive experience at camp.

 

Statistics on Foster Children

  • There are over 580,000 children in foster care across the United States.
  • 65% - 85% of children entering the foster care system have at least one sibling.
  • 30% of children in foster care have four siblings or more.
  • 75% of siblings end up apart when they enter foster care.

 

A Mile in My Shoes 2016

A Mile in My Shoes 2016 at River Ridge Park in San Marcos Texas March 19, 2016 sign up at 8 a.m.

Warm-up 8:35am

ALL SIBLING LAP 8:45am (All siblings walk to 1st lap in honor of the sibling bond. This years Sibling Lap will be led by foster and adoptive siblings Aaron Rodriguez, Tyler Williams and John Wistl

ALL Teams beginning walking at 9am

How far would you walk to see your brother or sister? The sibling relationship is the longest relationship we will ever have. One that will outlast our friends and our parents. Fighting for the front seat, staying up all night, a secret language are just a few of the things that siblings separated by foster care and adoption will miss and things that some of us take for granted.

Each particpant will put a team together or join one of the Family 4 Life teams and help reach the Team goal of $500.00 in sponsorships to be able to participate. Money can be raised by soliciting cash donations from businesses, family and friends. Teams will participate, with each team entering at least one walker. As a team you are responsible for for a minimum of 6 miles which can be walked together or in relay. All monies are to be reported, documented and turned in weekly to Team Captains. Our goal is to cover over 200 miles collectively to symbolize the average distance that some siblings are separated. Team Members will carry and pass along a letter from one Camp Family4Life sibling to another about the hardships of separation and the joy of reunification during the walk.

To donate click the DONATE Button

All participants are invited to a WALKERS RECEPTION immediately following the walk at Chimy's downtown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A Mile in My Shoes"

A symbolic walk to reunite Texas' separated foster and adoptive siblings. 

Brought to you by...
Travis Davidson
Tovar
Terry Ann and Jacob
Tammy Schneider
Sylvia Ledesma
Susan Reiter
Shy Durham
Shawn and Laura
Sarah K.
Sandra
Samantha
Ross Chambers
Rose Briceno
Roberto Conseco Sr.
Rikki Lea
Richard Chagolla
Rhonda Ross
Rey B.
Regina
Rebecca Galvan
Rebecca
Rebecca
Ramiro Espinoza
Phillip Gonzales
Pete Franco
Parker P.
Omar Rivera
Octavio B.
Miguel Herbrara
Michelle Thorton
Matt Fuhs
Mary Reyes
Mary Anne Torres
Maricella Suarez
Maria Castillo
Margarita H.
Leslie Hickl
Lenny Behr
Lena Sanders
Lee McCasland
Lanette Francovich
Keith K.
Karen Fields
Kade F.
Juanita Rodriguez
Joyce McNeil
Josie Gonzales
Josephh Quintanilla
Jose Gonzales
John S.
John Paul and margarita Sierra
John Coy
Jennifer Spille
Jennifer Soto
Jennifer Nogel
Jennifer
Jen and Steve McCauley
Jasmine M.
Jamie Aven
J Major
Irma Ramirez
Genevee Meyer
Gabby and Justin
Frank Muir
Frank Contreras
Erin L.
E-Man!
Eddie Francovich
Diana Lopez
Dennis Martinez
Denise Gonzalez
David Wilson
Cyndi
Connie Gonzales
Cole M.
Charlotte
Chari West
Celina Cerone
Carly McCauley
Carly
Caleb
Brooke L.
Brittaney Aleman
Brian and Kathryn Dunn
Brian
Brandon Dean
Bob Owen
Blake E.
Billie Mallett
Bill Higgs
Rob's Donations
The walk starts in:

Upcoming Events

A Mile in My Shoes 2016
Saturday 19 March, 2016

Media Coverage

Family for Life-Bringing Siblings Together
Ease Magazine Texas, December 2013


Relay raises awareness for organization reuniting families in foster care
The University Star: Texas State University, 03/11/2009