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May is National Foster Care Month

Posted May 19 2010 12:00am

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.

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.

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.

It’s such an important issue, foster care and adoption.  And it affects kids of all ages, especially teens.  Since May is National Foster Care month, I invite you to watch Children in Foster Care .  It’s a video that will stay with you.  Someday, I hope that Brand and I will be able to be foster parents.

Find more information about fostering on AdoptUsKids .  Get involved, find an event in your area.  Make a difference in the life of a child.

Stay connected by following AdoptUsKids on Twitter and

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