Friday, May 21, 2010

May - National Foster Care Month

I’ve Gone Global



Today I am discussing something serious and important to me.May is National Foster care month and we all need to support this effort.

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 www.adoptuskids.org to learn more about fostering and adopting. You can also join our online communities on Facebook and Twitter.

The National Adoption Campaign in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, AdoptUsKids, and the Ad Council raises awareness about the urgent needs of these young people and encourages citizens from every walk of life to get involved.

I know there is only so much any one person can do-that is why it takes everyone to make a difference.I myself was in foster care for 4 years.During that time I was also in a delinquent girls facility, a state group home,and on the street.Let me be the first to tell you that having a stable,safe home is so much better.It has been over 10 years and my foster sister is on my Myspace and Facebook pages to this day.We still talk and even have kids born just days apart.My point is that the love in a foster home can make the difference for even the most discouraged child.

This is a great video to help make my point
http://adoptuskids.org/content.aspx?q=National-Foster-Care-Month

So how can you help? there are so many ways to assist and you can check them out here
http://adoptuskids.org/content.aspx?q=National-Foster-Care-Mo

It only takes a little to make a lot of difference.


Have A Great Day

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Carrie said...

Thanks for writing a great article on such an important topic. Great information. My children's website (www.SproutGear.com)has a partnership with a national children's charity - Foundation of Joy - that we are partnering with to donate proceeds from our Charity Gear section to their cause. We welcome you to spread the word to help our kids. I love your tag line "It only takes a little to make a lot of difference." Well said!