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Ne-Yo To Celebrate Foster-Mother's Day with Brunch

Ne-Yo To Celebrate Foster-Mother's Day with Brunch

Ne-Yo is speaking out about his childhood in an attempt to shine light on America's foster care system. Ne-Yo credits his mom for helping him overcome his frustration with the fact that his dad left the family.

There are half a million children in America's foster care system, many of whom face a life in foster care that can be worse than their family lives. Foster parents are often under compensated and under trained to take care of children who feel unwanted and unloved.

Ne-Yo believes we all have a responsibility toward our future, and thus all children. To see what he's doing about it,

. To show his appreciation for those doing something positive, the Grammy winning singer-song writer is throwing a brunch this Sunday for 50 single and foster mothers.

Ne-Yo told AP:

They need something special. So with the success I've been given, through the blessings I have, how could I not use it for good? This is a way to help people who deserve it — for both the mothers and children.

At the Mother's Day brunch, Ne-Yo will perform and childcare workers will entertain young children, while their mothers enjoy themselves.

I think it's wonderful that Ne-Yo is showing his appreciation for his mother with an event that celebrates other strong mothers, while also shining attention on a crisis facing America. What are you doing this Mother's Day to show your mom you appreciate her?


cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
anne, I am happy to hear it is not a Nation wide stance on how to place children.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
As for what I'm doing for my mommy well unfortunately she is not with us any more but she used to like to hear me sing so every mother’s day now I go to this very popular karaoke lounge in the city and sing all of her favorite songs. Muah! Miss you momma and save a seat for me sista. LOL!
annebreal annebreal 9 years
Cine I haven't seen a race policy like that over here in Indiana. I'm on the fence about foster care...I've seen and heard horror stories on both ends but the idea is a great one, and these extremely vulnerable kids need the best temporary homes with the most compassionate people! Kudos to those who do it for the right reasons and do it well.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I think African American children have it the worst in foster care. They really try to keep black children with black foster parents and white children with white foster parents, at least in New York and Washington State. Unfortunately, there are more black children that need foster homes in some areas so the homes they go to are much more crowded and they tend not to get the same individual care. It is such a stupid system. As long as the children have someone to love them and care for them, who the hell cares what color the foster parents are? Ugg...The system drives me insane.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Wow! Amazing compassionate people everywhere.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
I'm not sure if it was 60min., Dateline, or Primetime but a few years ago they did a story about this African American couple. That foster and adapted including their own five or six kids a total of over (70!) kids over twenty years or so. Man I'd hate to see the grocery bill at Thanksgiving.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
For Cines mom :encore: :medal: :kiss: :notworthy: :hug:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
My mom is the best! She is still in contact with several of the foster children who were adopted. They call her grandma now.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Yes Cine! I remember reading all the great things your mom has done in foster care. All foster care parents deserve a huge hand! :encore: :medal: Except of course for those that turn out to be horrible people.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
My mom is a foster mom! Yay for my mom!!!!!
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
He deserves a :medal:
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
It's great he is shinning light. Maybe more people will want to contribute, give their time, a caregiver or become an adoptive parent.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I think this is such a great thing that he is doing!
stephley stephley 9 years
Auntie, I couldn't agree with you more.
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 9 years
This is totally fantastic. Foster Care needs both publicity AND scrutiny. There are great foster homes, good foster homes, and h3ll-hole foster homes. I should know, I worked for Family and Children Services for over 25 years. Ye-No deserves all the support the media and the public can give.
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