Project 2713 exists to support intra-family and local adoptions. Intra-family adoptions rarely to never qualify for government aid. By helping to alleviate the financial hardships of both types of adoption, we can enable orphaned children to remain with loving family members and find forever homes.
At least one in four people know someone who was adopted. Our mission is to shed light on the needs of families, monetary and beyond, who are trying to adopt within their own family in order to keep children in a loving and constructive environment. Family counseling and bonding opportunities are also important to newly blended families, as it can be a stressful time for young ones adjusting to such big changes in their lives. We aim to ease the financial burden and provide resources to the family before, during, and after each adoption journey.
In Texas alone, over five thousand children were adopted from foster care in 2015. The process for an adoption is time-consuming and strictly regulated to ensure that children who are adopted are placed with a loving and supportive family. According to a study conducted with children living with kinship caregivers, evidence suggests that being placed with relatives can help reduce the trauma of being removed from home.