As the world longs for social connection and leans on their families for support during the COVID-19 pandemic, children in foster care are particularly vulnerable. Here are five ways you can get involved during National Foster Care Awareness Month to ensure every child has a safe, loving home.
1. Consider opening your heart as a foster or adoptive parent
Right now, more than 437,000 children are in foster care, more than 125,000 of whom are waiting for their forever home. Download the Foundation’s free step-by-step guide to learn more.
2. Give the gift of family
No child should face the COVID-19 crisis, or any other, without the security and support of a permanent family. Your gift is critical to ensure that we have enough Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiters, like Chelsea Taylor, to serve children in foster care who are most often overlooked.
3. Start a Facebook fundraiser
Start a Facebook fundraiser benefiting the Foundation and invite family, friends and others to join. Whether you raise $100 or $1,000, every dollar will help us serve more children in foster care who are often overlooked, including teens, children with special needs and siblings.
4. Support children and families in need
Know a neighbor or friend who is fostering children or parenting their grandchildren? Deliver a meal, entertain a child with a virtual visit or send a letter to share some kindness.
5. Spread the word
Help us raise awareness during National Foster Care Month about the urgent need for foster care adoption. Follow us on social media and share this post with your network on Facebook.
From all of us at the Foundation, we wish health and wellness to you and all those you hold dear during this unprecedented time and always. Thank you for your support!