How did you learn who you wanted to be?
Most likely you followed the examples of one or two special
people. They may not have even known they were changing
your life. You watched them, listened to them, talked with
them, and learned valuable lessons about yourself.
Imagine where you would be without them.

Many of Allendale’s youth have gone their entire lives without such special people. Our children come to us from backgrounds of
psychological trauma, abuse, or neglect — or all three. Some, already in their teens, are not suited for traditional adoption and foster agencies. But we firmly believe it is not too late for them to find the safety, support, and happiness that many of us take for granted.