Our Mission

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

Family for 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 2015

A Mile in My Shoes 2014 at River Ridge Park in San Marcos Texas April 11, 2015 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 Founder, Rob Rodriguez, Board Members and Siblings Teresa Scott and Irene Rodriguez and Milto's Joe Rodriguez (Sibling)

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, participate on their own 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

Join us for $6 Burger Boxes by TEXAS ROADHOUSE (includes BURGER,CHIPS AND DRINK)

Serving at 11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A Mile in My Shoes"

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

Brought to you by...
Zach S.
Yvette Alvarado
Yolanda Almendarez
Wanetia Adams
Walter Tidwell
Vic Nakashian
Veronica Ximenez
Veronica Suarez
Vern & Joan Tehas
Valentine G.
Tyler Eureste
Trine Rodriguez
Trey Dusek
Travis Howser
Tony Sierra
Tom Byrd
Tina Till
Tina Nakashian
Tia Maria
Teresa Lauderdale
Sylvia Gonzales
Susie Puentes
Susie Gomez
Susan Reiter (in Loving Memory of Daniel)
Susan Perez
Susan & Brett Cotham
Sunny's Pizza
Steve Russell
Stephen Frayser
Stephanie Deleon
Stacey Cole
Sherry Palomo
Sherry Koester
Selena Torres
Sarah Torres
Sammy Alaniz
Samantha Smith
Sam Graeber
Roxi Heiser
Rosalinda Gonzales
Rodgers
Robin Cleary
Richard Rodriguez
Rebecca Northcutt
Raquel & Tony Parra
Rachel Ortiz
Priscilla Hall
Priscilla Flores
Phillips
Phillip Gonzales
Petro
Pete Champion
Peggy Townes
Paulina Ballesteros
Patty Salinas
Pam Gravis
Pablo Garcia
Olivia Salinas
Oliva Sandoval
Norma Sandoval
Norma and Hector Sandoval
Norberto Palomo
Nora Polanco
Nicole Rivera
Mr. Howard
MJ
Michael & Susana Davila
Meredith Cole
Melva Cortez
Matthew Runnebaum
Mary Padron
Mary Fernandez
Mary Alice Garcia
Marshall Vincent
Marsha McNeill
Mario Moreno
Maria Guerrero AKA Buzz
LXiD
Lupe Vasquez
Lucy Gamez
Lena Sanders
Laura Thompson
Laura Summerhill
Laura Gomez
Kyle W. Maysel
Kurt Johnson
Kristen Wilcox
Kevin Bell
Kellyn Grigson
Kathy Cuellar
Karen Burdick
K of C
Justino Santiago
Judy Uzzell
Juan Cardenas
Josue Santiago
Josie Gonzales
Joshy Carroll
Joshua Sandoval
Joseph Qunitanilla
Rob's Donations
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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