We had a spectacular Adoption Awareness Month this year! 32 children in foster care awaiting adopted were featured in CBS 6’s A Hand to Hold campaign. Some new potential adoptive and foster families have already attended their first orientation sessions!
Have you been thinking about welcoming another child into your home? This is a difficult time, but there are many kids who need families now more than ever. If you’re considering growing your family, please reach out to Denise at email@example.com
or (804) 282-5644 ext. 280.
But, even if your house is full, you can still help! Do you know someone in your community who might be the perfect foster or adoptive parent? We need your help to reach out to them. If each person who receives this newsletter talked with a friend or a colleague about foster care, we could double the number families available for local children in foster care. We need more (and more diverse) families so every child will not only find a home, but the right home.
For example, we need families for:
- Older children and teenagers.
- Kids more comfortable in a single parent household.
- LGBTQ+ children.
- Children with developmental delays or other challenges.
- Children whose first language is Spanish.
- Children impacted by trauma and mental illness.
Do you know someone who would make an amazing parent? Maybe someone who’s never thought about fostering, because they aren’t sure how to get started. Or, they think they won’t be approved because of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status.
We need your help to reach these potential parents! Tell them your story. Be proud of the work you’re doing and share it with a friend, faith community member, or your neighbor. Let’s work together to find families for these children!
Please consider joining us for our webinar about telling your foster care story on December 16th at 7:00 PM. (The full information is in the Support section below.) There’s nothing more powerful than a good story, especially when you know the person telling it. After the webinar, we’ll have our virtual support group meeting and we hope to have a rich discussion the important role you can play in helping find families for children. See you then!