Thursday, May 20, 2010

May is National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the thousands of children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Together, We Can Make a Difference!

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 their online communities on Facebook and Twitter.

In addition, join us May 27 at 2 p.m. EST on Twitter for an #AdoptUsKids one hour chat to get the message out about National Foster Care Month.
Both me and my younger brother were overseas adoption, so our path to our parents was different than it would be through the AdoptUsKids program. However, we are both still examples of how wonderful adoption is☺ Many of my friends have commented on close my family is; that they feel our bonds are stronger then theirs are with their biological families. I know we are proof that love is the tie that binds families together.

Obviously I have strong feelings about adoption, and feel it is a wonderful way to complete your family. You can make a difference in a child's life, and yours will never be the same either. If you have any questions about adoption and would like an adult adoptee's opinion or input please feel free to email me.


(This is part of campaign put on in conjunction with Global Influence, who provided me with information for this post.)

3 Friends Said:

Amanda said...

We know many people who have decided to adopt and it is something I would like to do in the future (we are not financially stable enough right now). Thank you for sharing this information with your readers!

Tara said...

Thank you for sharing. As a social worker who worked in foster care at a local DSS and in a group home for foster children, I definitely know the importance. It is heartbreaking to see kids who only want to be loved and to have a forever home. It isn't easy but raising biological children isn't easy either.

Mama King said...

So glad you are highlighting adoption! Close friends of ours are about to begin the foster to adopt program and we are so excited for them.

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