May is National Foster Care Month ~ Open Your Heart and Your Home to a Child in Need


Foster Care and AdoptionDid 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.

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  2. Jessica Says:


    I have always wanted to do that, but being unemployed sort of makes it difficult.
    I hope the best for the kids during this economy.

      Melissa Says:


      That’s very sweet of you! I think it takes someone with a huge heart to become foster parents! My college roommate did it for a while before they had their own children.

    Rita Spratlen Says:


    I thought about this. It would take a lot of commitment for sure. I am still thinking about it. If it wasn’t for my 3 dogs I would have done it earlier. I think it is a wonderful thing to do for sure.

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