May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month. Do you know someone who fosters children? My friend’s mom use to take in foster children 20+ years ago when we lived in Pennsylvania. And my boss has talked about fostering a child someday. I’d like to share with you some information about Foster Care.

* Foster care is a temporary arrangement for a child who cannot live safely with her birth family.
* There are about 123,000 children waiting for adoptive families in the United States foster care system
* The age of children waiting to be adopted ranges from less than a year old to 21, with the median age being 7.5.

Here is a guest post from Adopt Us Kids.

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

Check out how you can get involved HERE.

I wrote this post while participating in a blog campaign by Global Influence on behalf of Adopt Us Kids. No monetary compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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