Sharing Debbie Johnston
as a founder, Care Advantage
, its subsidiaries, and Connecting Hearts are sister organizations.
Debbie Johnston's Commitment to Connecting Hearts
"My goal is to find a permanent and loving home for every child in Virginia"
- Debbie Johnston, Virginia's Adoption Champion, CEO, Care Advantage
In August of 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Debbie as Virginia's Adoption Champion.
An adoptee herself, Debbie
is passionate about helping children find homes and works to support the Commonwealth's permanency efforts state wide.
Debbie serves as spokesperson for adoption in Virginia and is working to engage and educate the public in support of Virginia's adoption program goals and objectives.
credits all of her
success both professionally and philanthropically to her
loving Virginia family of eight who adopted her
, believed in her
, and gave her
that basic human right: a family.
believes that our state does a tremendous job of telling us when a dog or cat needs a home, but fears that same awareness does not exist for our foster children.
wants them to know that not only is their struggle heard, but that their unique stories are of value.
is working diligently to give them a brighter tomorrow.
is using her
personal experience to reach out to the media and organizations across the state to help her
find permanent, loving homes.
Debbie created Connecting Hearts out of a recognized need to work together to spread awareness for adoption & foster care issues and to inspire potential adoptive & foster parents to step forward.