At age 6, Jody was accepted into our community care program. Jody’s parents died when she was 4 years old. She has 3 brothers. Her grandmother approached the children’s home for placement of her and her 3 siblings. When we began providing care for Jody, she was very malnourished and in need of an important surgery.
Jody is a very happy and upbeat girl who loves playing with dolls, painting and singing. She wants to become a doctor to help those in need. She enjoys being the only girl in her sibling group of four and has a great bond with her female cousins.
$30.00 / month
Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.
Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church.