Monday, November 03, 2014

National Adoption Month: N.O.W.

We have a crisis in this nation affecting our youth—more than 400,000 children in the United States are living in foster care and over 100,000 of them cannot return to their biological parents because of past abuse or neglect. These precious children are yearning for a lifelong family who will surround them with love and care. We are often asked how long do children in foster care wait for a forever family? On average, children will wait more than a year to be adopted. For a child, it seems like forever.
The N.O.W. (No One Without) campaign is an initiative promoting Foster Care Adoption to help make sure that no child goes without a loving family. Nationwide, an average of 23,000 youth “age out” of the foster care system every year. Over half of these youth lack a high school diploma and within two years, 30% experience homelessness or incarceration. More than half of the young women will have children, who also enter the foster care system, and the cycle continues. We cannot allow this to continue. Together, we can change this, and the time is NOW!


Want to help the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care in the United States? Join us this November in raising awareness for foster care adoption by participating in our Forever Family campaign. It's a fun and easy way for your family to help spread the word and find loving homes for waiting children. Simply follow the instructions at this link.
Constact Bethany at 1.855.328.7952 or for more information on adopting children from foster care.

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