Together, We Can Make a Difference
Through the dedication of advocates, child welfare professionals, elected officials and support groups around the country, the total number of children waiting for a safe and permanent family has decreased from more than a half million to 463,000 between 2003 and the end of 2008. These numbers tell us that, together, we can make a difference for children in foster care.
But there is still so much work to be done, as there are more than 123,000 children waiting to be adopted.
Ways to Get Involved
Visit the official National Foster Care Month website to:
- Find local events
- Submit an event
- Get ideas on how to change a life
- 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.
- Join us on Twitter and Facebook
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.
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.