Love Gives Chances

Love Gives Chances Inspiring all teens who are to believe in themselves and to encourage them to follow their dreams
LOVE GIVES CHANCES www.LoveGivesChances.org was started by CASSIDY MACK, american born actress, humanitatian and former foster child. http://www.facebook.com/cassidy.mack.9 Her goal is to empower and encourage Foster Youth to find their own passions and successes and celebrate who they were born to be and to to encourage adoptions from foster care. LOVE GIVES CHANCES will provide opportunities for Foster Youth to experience various "EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCES" (activities to encourage their passions). Cassidy's dream is to also see every single child who goes through the system proudly wear a LOVE GIVES CHANCES "SURVIVOR" pendant which she has designed.
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I am Cassidy Mack and I am a SURVIVOR. I choose to NOT be defined by my past, but instead, I am defining my future. I am moving forward with my life. I am NOT letting go of my dreams, instead I am going to keep dreaming bigger. I want to EMPOWER all Foster Youth to find their passions, go after their dreams and give themselves a chance to be who they were born to be!

Mission: To empower foster youth and to provide opportunities to discover their passions and encourage success. To encourage adoptions from foster care.

Love Gives Chances's cover photo
02/14/2017

Love Gives Chances's cover photo

Love Gives Chances
02/14/2017

Love Gives Chances

Love Gives Chances's cover photo
02/14/2017

Love Gives Chances's cover photo

Two Secrets has been nominated for best Short Film by Adoption At The Movies! Please take a minute to VOTE and then SHAR...
02/08/2016

Two Secrets has been nominated for best Short Film by Adoption At The Movies! Please take a minute to VOTE and then SHARE!
I am so proud of all of the work we put into making this true story film about what Foster and Adopted Children go through when searching for their identity. Adoption At The Movies
XOXO Cassidy Mack.
Thank You for all of your support friends!!!

PLEASE VOTE FOR US...

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdoptionAtTheMoviesAwards2016

Two Secrets has been nominated as Best Short Film for an Adoption at the Movies Award!! We need your help to win.

PLEASE SHARE 😊

Thank you for having me! Celia Center Arts FestivalIt is so nice to be surrounded by so many like -minded, free spirited...
01/23/2016

Thank you for having me!
Celia Center Arts Festival
It is so nice to be surrounded by so many
like -minded, free spirited, strong, ambitious and passionate fellow survivors! #adoptionislove

So excited to be able to empower and celebrate Foster and Adopted Youth today @ccartsfestLA @ElectricLodge in Venice!htt...
01/23/2016
Exhibits & Performances – Celia Center Arts Festival

So excited to be able to empower and celebrate Foster and Adopted Youth today @ccartsfestLA @ElectricLodge in Venice!
http://www.celiacenterartsfestival.org/exhibits-performances/

Purchase tickets here This year’s inaugural Celia Center Arts Festival features the works of artists who use their creativity to express their experiences as individuals who were adopted and/or in foster care across many mediums. Entitled “Adopting Resilience, Fostering the Spirit of Creativity: The…

TAKE A CHANCE TO GIVE A CHANCE November is my favorite month. Not only because it is the start of the holiday season, bu...
12/01/2015

TAKE A CHANCE TO GIVE A CHANCE


November is my favorite month. Not only because it is the start of the holiday season, but it is also National Adoption Month. As an ambassador for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, I am honored to be an advocate for the more than 100,000 children living in foster care in the United States, waiting for their FOREVER family to find them.

I am Cassidy Mack, and I am one of the lucky ones! I am a survivor of my own journey through foster care. I spent 6 years, that’s over 2000 days, in and out of the system. For 6 years I dreamt of having a family of my own. I dreamt of having a mom and dad who wanted to love me and take care of me. I dreamt of siblings and pets and LOVE. I didn’t care what it looked like, as long as there was a lot of LOVE.

For a child living in foster care, it feels a lot like riding on the subway. People come and go, faces blend, and everyone gets off eventually. Trusting others was difficult and as a result, I learned many survival skills to form a protective shell around myself. This made me look like damaged goods, but inside I was just this little girl who wanted to feel safe.

After a while, a wonderful family did come along to adopt me. I thank God everyday for these amazing people who came along to show me what the word FOREVER means! They stood by me and patiently taught me how to trust others and how to let my walls down. It wasn’t over night and I’m sure it wasn’t easy on them, but they never gave up on me. I am so glad I opened up my heart.

For me, getting adopted meant that I was filled with hope, not hopelessness. I finally had the security and stability to find my passion. Now I am living my dream. My parents encouraged me to try acting because I had a lot of energy. Some liked to label it ADHD, but I prefer to think of myself as loving to live life to the fullest! They knew I needed a positive outlet to express myself. Acting gives me focus and purpose, and I LOVE IT! One of the most amazing gifts that I took away from my time in foster care is that I am able to use those experiences to bring depth to every role I play. I love to inspire myself, my characters and even those around me.

I refuse to be defined by my past…. instead, I am defining my future. It wasn’t my decision to go through the system, and I can’t change that, but what I get to do with the rest of my life, is up to me and I am going to make sure that I make every single second of it count! Because of my forever family, I have the courage to believe in my dreams. I know that I am strong. I AM A SURVIVOR!

Adoption is a CHANCE. My forever family are my CHANCE GIVERS. See, I believe that you have to TAKE a chance on us to GIVE us the chance to be the people we were BORN to be! Because we are INCREDIBLE!

I want you to know that adopting a child from foster care doesn’t mean you are going to bring trouble into your life. It is important to know as a child in the foster care system; we did not enter the system because of something we did wrong. “Foster child” is NOT our name. It does NOT define us. We are real people. If you look up the word FOSTER in the dictionary, it means: to bring up, to nurture, to promote the growth and development of…to cherish. That is really what we want, and what all children deserve…to be CHERISHED. We are just dreaming and praying for a loving family to find us. We want to be loved unconditionally and accepted for who we are.

We want to belong. We need to be shown that everyone doesn’t just leave. We need someone to help us apply to college and figure out what we want to study, to come home to at spring break, to walk us down the isle and sit on OUR side of the church, to bring our children home to on holidays and call Grandma and Grandpa. We need someone to believe in us and teach us how to believe in ourselves.

We want someone to show us what “forever” LOOKS like. We want a last name that means something. And we dream about this happening BEFORE we get too old and age out of the system.

Each one of those waiting children living in foster care right now has their own hopes, their own dreams and their own talents. They definitely deserve to see them come true. It is my passion, my purpose and my goal in life to see that every single one of those waiting children finds THEIR forever home. No matter how much awareness we share about families and love, there are still so many myths about adoption and the children waiting to be adopted that need to be addressed. As an advocate, I’m here to tell you that you can adopt a child at any age and still have a bond with them.

Maybe YOU are their CHANCE GIVER?!

HAPPY NATIONAL MONTH!
xoxo,
Cassidy Mack

11/18/2015

I am so honored to be an ambassador for The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption! National Adoption Day is Friday November 20th.
Please help me celebrate and support Adoption! #blessed #nationaladoptionday #davethomasfoundation

Celebrity Ambassador | Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
"I choose to not be defined by my past, but instead, I am defining my future. I want to empower all youth in foster care to find their passions, go after their
DAVETHOMASFOUNDATION.ORG
https://davethomasfoundation.org/partner/celebrity-ambassador/

NOVEMBER is NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH! There are over 100,000 children living in foster care today in the USA, dreaming an...
11/03/2015

NOVEMBER is NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH! There are over 100,000 children living in foster care today in the USA, dreaming and praying to belong to someone. They hope for a last name that means something, for a family they can call their own….They just want to be loved….and that is what all children deserve! I am one of the lucky ones! Please open your hearts and support adoption. Because after all, LOVE Love Gives Chances!
XO Cassidy
wwwDave Thomas Foundation for Adoption,

Hey guys, if you could please follow me on my new Instagram page  @IAMASURVIVOR.LIFE thanks!
08/15/2015

Hey guys, if you could please follow me on my new Instagram page @IAMASURVIVOR.LIFE thanks!

To have someone believe in me so much as an actress and everything I stand for is a blessing! Gregory Poppen is amazing!...
08/14/2015

To have someone believe in me so much as an actress and everything I stand for is a blessing! Gregory Poppen is amazing! #DreamBig #AdoptingDreams #Eha

I had an incredible day filming and honored to be a part of career day visiting the incredible kids in Westford MA! — wi...
03/25/2015

I had an incredible day filming and honored to be a part of career day visiting the incredible kids in Westford MA! — with Gregory Poppen and 2 others at Lloyd G. Blanchard Middle School.

Love Gives Chances
03/12/2015

Love Gives Chances

Thank You Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for always believing in me and supporting me! Its because my forever famil...
03/04/2015

Thank You Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for always believing in me and supporting me! Its because my forever family took a chance on me when they adopted me that I now have the chance to go after my dreams as an actress!!

Huge congratulations to our dear friend Cassidy Mack at Love Gives Chances on the release of her newest movie, Zoey to the Max! Cassidy plays a young teen in foster care who travels across the country to find her kidnapped canine companion.

Love Gives Chances
03/02/2015

Love Gives Chances

Thank you GIRLS LIFE!
02/23/2015

Thank you GIRLS LIFE!

ZOEY TO THE MAX will be released on February 24th on Amazon. A family friendly movie about finding your way home!
02/10/2015

ZOEY TO THE MAX will be released on February 24th on Amazon. A family friendly movie about finding your way home!

ZOEY TO THE MAX is going to be released on Amazon February 24th!!!http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2974902/combinedZoey to th...
02/10/2015
Zoey to the Max (2015)

ZOEY TO THE MAX is going to be released on Amazon
February 24th!!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2974902/combined

Zoey to the Max (2015)
Directed by Jim Valdez. With Cassidy Mack, Grant Bowler, Amy Smart. Visit IMDb for Photos, Showtimes, Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, Comments, Discussions, Taglines, Trailers, Posters, Fan Sites
IMDB.COM

Directed by Jim Valdez. With Cassidy Mack, Grant Bowler, Amy Smart. Visit IMDb for Photos, Showtimes, Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, Comments, Discussions, Taglines, Trailers, Posters, Fan Sites

Cassidy Mack on Twitter
11/23/2014
Cassidy Mack on Twitter

Cassidy Mack on Twitter

"HAPPY ONE DAY LA! Congrats new forever families!! @DTFA @natadoptionday @AdoptUSKids"

One Day | National Adoption Day
11/23/2014
One Day | National Adoption Day

One Day | National Adoption Day

The day an adoption is finalized is one you'll never forget. The National Adoption Day Coalition created the One Day Project to share with the thousands of waiting children and families what this "one day" feels like. Use #onedayproject on Instagram to share your photo

Cassidy Mack on Twitter
11/23/2014
Cassidy Mack on Twitter

Cassidy Mack on Twitter

"I found MY forever family 9 years ago! @AdoptUSKids THANK YOU!!!"

I AM LOVED!#ADOPT
11/20/2014

I AM LOVED!
#ADOPT

I am so excited! Watch Good Day Columbus tomorrow morning Live at 8:45am. I will be on along with Dave Thomas Foundation...
11/19/2014

I am so excited! Watch Good Day Columbus tomorrow morning Live at 8:45am. I will be on along with Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's Rita Soronen showing the world how incredible adoption is! http://www.myfox28columbus.com/good-day-columbus/…

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11/17/2014

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11/12/2014

Tonight I am honored to share my story of my journey through foster care to adoption with families interested in ADOPTING Orange County California's waiting children! The Adoption Resource Family Forum is from 5:30-8:00. [email protected]
http://oc4kids.com/adopt/adoptions

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
11/10/2014

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

Know an adoptive family? Celebrate them during National Adoption Month! Know someone going through the adoption process? Think about donating financially or sending them an encouraging note or both! #natadoptionday

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
11/06/2014

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

"Children thrive in families." -DTFA President & CEO, Rita Soronen #nationaladoptionmonth

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