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Kent County Coalition

It is through the life of a child in foster care that the lives of birth parents and foster parents become Interlaced, uniting for the best interest of the child. This entry tells the story of their journey from the day of placement into foster care to the day of reunification. Each pair of grommets on this over-sized shoe represents a milestone in the foster care process which both birth parents and foster parents go through. When a viewer opens the grommet doors on the left, they can read how the milestone is experienced as the birth parent and when they open the grommet doors on the right, they can read how the milestone is experienced as a foster parent. While we recognize that not all children in foster care are returned home, reunification is the primary goal if possible. Our hope is that through this art entry, families will become interested in learning how they could become interlaced in the life of a foster child and support them on this path through foster care.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 feet
  • Medium: Wood and paint
  • Width: 3-4'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 7'3

About Kent County Coalition

The Kent County Foster Care Licensing Coalition is comprised of the five foster care agencies within the county. They work to raise awareness about foster care and the ongoing need for foster parents to provide care to abused and neglected children in our community. Additionally, they provide support and training to current foster families in Kent County.