There are currently over 500,000 children in the foster care system. 123,000 of these are currently eligible for adoption. If resources, homes, and families were available, we could send these 123,000 to a loving, forever home. This would mean 123,000 kids would be free of the inconsistency of an ever-changing environment, and 123,000 who knew that they would be loved unconditionally for the rest of their lives.
Kids left in the system to age out are stalked by heartbreaking statistics, and those who have spent time in foster care have a bleak future.
Kids in foster care are 4x as likely to attempt suicide and 5x as likely to become drug dependent.
1/3 of the males will have been incarcerated before 21.
70% of the females will be pregnant before 21.
We're running on foot from LA to NY to let you know that these facts exist and to let you know that you have the power to change them.
Make your mark on the world.
Join your local local boys and girls club as a mentor, consider foster care or adoption, and if you have no time to give, equip those who are fighting for the hearts and minds of these kids by giving your resources to organizations like the Dave Thomas Foundation who's express purpose is to find forever homes for children in need.
100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser go directly to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and support their work in find Forever Families for children in the foster care system across the United States.