Changing Lives Through Foster Care

The Gosling Family

Left: Foster parent Kwame Addo, Wasinee Nugsiang, and foster parent Becky Gosling-Addo celebrate Wasinee‘s graduation from high school. Right: Foster parent Becky Gosling-Addo at the Riverside County Administrative Center.

Chai came to the U.S. three years ago with her mother from Thailand. Shortly after arriving to California, her mother became terminally ill with cancer and could no longer care for her. Becky Gosling-Addo and her husband Kwame Addo decided to take Chai in as their foster daughter when they found out about her mother’s dire prognosis. “It was her wish that we provide a home for Chai, which we gladly accepted,” said Gosling, who was selected as one of the foster parents of the year in 2020.

impressed by her sweet nature and dedication to her studies. Last June, Chai celebrated her high school graduation alongside dozens of other students, caregivers, social workers, and community partners during a red-carpet gala at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside. The special event honored more than 100 Riverside County foster youth in the class of 2022. Chai was recognized for being one of nine foster graduates accepted to a four-year university. “We are so proud of her after everything she has been through,” said Gosling. “We will miss her when she moves away to college. But our home is her home now.”

Gosling met Chai through her humanitarian work with the Rotary Club of Riverside and was

Annual Report 2021/2022

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