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May is National Foster Care Month!

>> Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am doing this post to help raise awareness for this worthy cause. As a mother, it hurts my heart to think of children that need good homes and don't have them. I don't know much about this and I have recently been curious about what the foster care process involves and what the need is. So National Foster Care Month is the perfect opportunity for me to find out more and share it with you in case you are curious too!

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. 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. Visit this link to learn how to take action and help raise awareness for adoption and foster care needs.

Here is what AdoptUsKids.org says:

"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 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 even look at the kids that need care in your state. You can also show your support by following AdoptUsKids on Twitter.


These kids need good homes. Can you help? Step one is to complete an online contact form.

Tweet this post to spread awareness and the site above has lots of other great ideas for spreading awareness.

4 comments:

Penny@FOSTER2FOREVER,  said... May 19, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

What a great post! And SO NEEDED!!! We are currently fostering a 9-mo-old and 12-yr-old. I really enjoy these kids and adopted a 2-yr-old just last year! Come read our story...

MJunaid,  said... May 20, 2010 at 1:08 AM  

I am not aware of this terminology National Foster, would you like to explain it to me. If some one can will be highly appreciative.

Rachel,  said... May 21, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

LOVE this post!!!! My Dad fostered kids all throughout my life, and it was a wonderful experience. Following you now!
Rachel
http://reapingwhatisow.blogspot.com/

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