November is National Adoption Month — a special time to celebrate families that have grown through adoption and raise awareness of the more than 120,000 children in foster care who are still waiting for a loving, permanent home.
As the COVID-19 crisis creates more instability and uncertainty in their lives, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is working around the clock to find forever families for youth in foster care before it’s too late. But we can’t do it alone.
Here are five ways you can help:
1. Invite your network to spread the word on social media.
Every child deserves a permanent, loving family. Will you share this message with your friends on Instagram?
2. Consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent.
Korie moved in and out of more than 30 foster homes before she was 16. Fortunately, adoption changed her journey. “It’s a chance at life,” Korie says. Every year, more than 20,000 young people age out of foster care without the stability and guidance of a permanent family. Download our free step-by-step guide to adoption to learn more.
3. Start a Facebook fundraiser.
Whether your fundraiser raises $100 or $1,000, every dollar helps the Foundation ensure there are enough Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® adoption recruiters, like Tiffany, to serve children in foster care who are often overlooked.
4. Wear your support.
When you purchase a pack of foster care adoption awareness wristbands to share with family and friends, you will help raise awareness of the Foundation’s commitment to finding forever families for children in foster care, like Dalton and Dawson. The brothers were adopted in 2017 through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program after spending more than three years in foster care.
5. Share your foster care adoption story.
If you adopted or were adopted from foster care, let us know how that experience has touched your life. We’ll help tell your story on social media to inspire others.
During National Adoption Month and throughout the year, thank you for being a part of our special community of supporters. It’s up to all of us to band together to help build brighter futures for youth in foster care who are counting on us now, more than ever.