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Mom Writes Children’s Books to Comfort Foster Kids

Keri Vellis Author and her husband have fostered 19 children. After struggling to find relatable books for her foster kids, she decided to write her own.📚💕

Mom Writes Children’s Books to Comfort Foster Kids

This foster mom couldn’t find relatable books for her foster kids — so she wrote some herself for U.S. society.

“Imagine your child being removed from your arms being placed in a new home — how scary that is and what these children go through. To have a child sit and read a book and feel good about their situation — what kind of gift are you giving them.”

In 2016, more than 437,000 kids were in foster care in the U.S. according to AFCARS. Keri Vellis started a non-profit, Keri’s Kids, to help distribute feel good reading materials for foster kids.

“My husband and I had three children, three birth children, together and through foster care we have adopted three children.”

“Our first two children were severely abused. I wanted to find a book that I could help these children relate with a bedtime story. And there was nothing at the bookstore and I came home and I told my husband there are no books. I want to write a book. And I wrote my first book which is called Sometimes. Sometimes as a story about a child who's removed from their home and lives in a new home how they might feel what they might be going through.”

Vellis hopes her books will help kids to change and inspire the world and aide anyone going through tough transitions to know they are not alone.

“These kids come from situations all different situations. They could be living in a trailer. They could be homeless. They could be living under a bridge. There's kids all over the US who have suffered some type of abuse and I want them to have my book, When I Was Little my second book When I was little is — a story about a child who's been abused who suffers from nightmares who has a hard time and how they disclose to a therapist about their abuse and how things are getting easier for them.”

“You don't realize that your kid's classmate might be in foster care and it doesn't mean their parents don't love them it doesn't mean that they're bad kids. These books help these children realize situations happen and it's not their fault.”

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05/12/2019 10:22 AM
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118 comments

  • Jenny M.
    07/10/2019 14:45

    ❤️

  • Hany T.
    05/31/2019 22:41

    Wonderful feelings

  • Patty S.
    05/31/2019 18:23

    OMG, you are an angel in Earth. This is so beautiful and kind, you really touched my heart!😢

  • Oume A.
    05/31/2019 18:08

    Thats vert great god help you

  • Dora N.
    05/31/2019 17:05

    lástima que no tiene traducción al español

  • Saqui K.
    05/31/2019 15:21

    Good for sharing😃

  • Hadjer S.
    05/31/2019 10:36

    Wow !! This woman is amazing !! Bravo !!!

  • Africa A.
    05/31/2019 01:04

    Brave beautiful Keri Big respect for helping children

  • Shah M.
    05/30/2019 23:01

    Great views ma'am

  • Maria A.
    05/30/2019 21:12

    God Bless you and yours keep up the good work I like what you are doing

  • Sobha V.
    05/30/2019 20:35

    God bless u

  • Ppinkred P.
    05/30/2019 16:39

    Wow u are amazing mother

  • Mirasol V.
    05/30/2019 15:21

    You are a very amazing woman

  • Dora G.
    05/30/2019 13:57

    congratulaytions

  • Mohammad I.
    05/30/2019 12:56

    It is called change. May you flourish.

  • Karina P.
    05/30/2019 11:24

    🥺😭

  • Daivagee V.
    05/29/2019 19:38

    I think you are a wonderful person,very thoughtful and creative.God will certainly be with you

  • Richard V.
    05/29/2019 17:32

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA! ...THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Wenelyn C.
    05/29/2019 15:41

    thank you for being concerned to every child god bless you all

  • Gregory P.
    05/29/2019 06:41

    I admire your works and I shall be very thankful to you if you have a single kid of your own.