Speak up for foster kids this National Foster Care Month.
There is an overwhelming need across the country to help the more than 430,000 children and youth in foster care.…and 118,000 children waiting to be adopted.
Foster children usually enter the foster care system due to abuse and trauma in their home. Neglect is the #1 reason children are removed, followed by parental drug use.
This displacement causes a unique set of emotional, social and academic challenges for them. They often experience grief, guilt, anger, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, low self-esteem, mental and physical health issues.
Thank you to all the adoptive and foster parents who open their homes and hearts to make a beautiful commitment to nurture and protect these precious children.