Monday, May 24, 2010


Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone mentions foster care?

Kids with no parents?  An overworked system?  Kids getting shuffled from home to home?  All of the above?

May is deemed National Foster Care Month and AdoptUSKids would like to share some stats with us about the foster care system.
Did you know it would take less than 1% of the U.S. population to provide a family for every child in foster care? 
May is National Foster Care Month and there has never been a greater need to bring attention to children waiting for forever homes.  More than 463,000 children are currently in foster care and 123,000 children are waiting to be adopted. 
Children in foster care are loving children.  They are children like Shaquane and Edlina and Albert.  Every child deserves to have a home with caring and supportive parents. 
Help us spread the message this month to reach all Americans and teach them about the love and joy that foster care adoption can bring to your life.
Visit to learn more about fostering and adopting. You can also join our online communities on Facebook and Twitter
I know it takes a commitment to be a foster family and right now I don't think our family is in the right place to do that.  But it simply blows my mind that if less than 1% of people would consider being foster families then every child in the system would have a permanent home.

What can you do today to spread the word about foster care and adoption?  Check out this website for more ideas!

0 lovely comments:

Post a Comment

Shower me with your wit, your wisdom, or your funny stories! And please leave an email address if you would like a reply.