November is National Adoption month, and I am excited to be sharing with you a great organization called AdoptUsKids, this information is being shared through a campaign of the Former Momfluence Network.
The mission of AdoptUsKids is to recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States. Funded by the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families, the national photolisting website contains photos and information about children in foster care.
A national adoption public service advertising recruitment campaign was launched in July 2004 in a partnership of the Children’s Bureau, the Ad Council, and AdoptUsKids, with the goal of raising awareness of the significant number of children in this country waiting to be adopted. New PSAs have been developed as an extension of this highly successful campaign. The latest series of ads in this award-winning campaign target the African American community, in keeping with the effort to diligently recruit from communities representative of the children in care. Thirty-one percent of the children in foster care waiting to be adopted are African American; African American children are overrepresented in the foster care population relative to their percentage in the U.S. general population. Because of this, African American children often wait longer to be adopted.
To learn more about adoption and foster care you may visit AdoptUsKids page that discusses ways to help spread the word about children in care waiting for a forever family. If you are interested in finding children in your area you can search AdoptUsKids Child Search page to find local children looking for their forever family.
Social media connections follow @perfectparent and become a fan of AdoptUsKids on Facebook.
Make it a Happy Day!