CAP/Corbett's April eNews
From our Executive Director

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month ?

We're looking for volunteers to help with staff support and office clerical work, as well with fun, upcoming special events. Can you help? Please contact us at (585) 232-5110 or

Thank you!
Lauri McKnight

Sharelle is a creative, smart, friendly and funny young lady. She describes herself as a happy person with a great personality. Sharelle enjoys arts and crafts, and loves to hang out with her friends. She is very artistic and good at fashion and design, and enjoys listening to music. She has dreams of going into nursing when she is an adult.

Sharelle hopes to have a forever family who will support and encourage her in her future goals. If your family has a place in your heart and home for this young lady, please inquire. Are you the one? Email or click here.
This Friday, April 12 at midnight is the deadline for "A Community Thrives" challenge!

We're out to try for the 1st place grant and raise money for our cause. The 10 charities (5 in each tier) that receive the most number of individual donations online will each win $3,000.

Please help us by giving generously and supporting our cause. Click here to donate , and please share widely! 
Spotlight on CAP/Corbett Board Member Jesse Lucas
Creative Director of Riverside Productions, Jesse Lucas has served on the CAP/Corbett Board of Directors for six years to help facilitate the adoption of difficult to place and older children before they age out of the system and face homelessness or incarnation. "I have been amazed at the dedication of the core group of CAP, who have persevered through many challenges, in order to make a difference in the lives of this fragile segment of society. It is concerning to me how a young life can spiral in a devastating direction, and all it takes is someone to care enough to stop the downward spiral and secure their footing with a forever home." Thank you, Jesse!
In the News...
We invite you to read April's "The Empty Closet" magazine. Specifically, the article on p. 28-29 discusses government waivers overriding a Federal regulation that allows "state-licensed child welfare agencies to refuse to place and provide services to children and families, including LGBT people and same-sex couples, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs."

We are proud to be featured prominently, as is Matt, CAP adoptive parent. We always welcome families of any faith, belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Cabral Family:
Our Latest Success Story!
The Cabrals, Andres, Erin, and Ray are our most recent adoptive family success. Erin was kind enough to do a Q&A with us.

Do you have gently used or new items to donate?
Imagine coming into a new foster or adoptive home and having a backpack, clothing, and supplies just for you!

CAP-certified parents Sarah and Alicia are foster/
adoptive parents who have created CAP Closet to provide items for new foster/ adoptive children. The closet will accept donations of clothing and supplies from birth through teen, provided to families free of charge.
Upcoming Events:

Our awesome guest speaker is Dena Rain Adler , M.A., ATR, CMBM, Registered Art Therapist and Certified Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. Her topic is “Alternative Ways To Connect and Help Kids Process Emotions.” Meet at the CAP/Corbett Office: 274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103, Rochester, NY. Pizza provided! Click here to learn more, and to register. Or call (585) 750-4267.

Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? CAP hosts this FREE , general information meetings monthly on the second and last Tuesday. Learn all you need to know about foster care and adoption, the process, and how to get started! Please RSVP to Veronica at 585-232-5110 or
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