November is National Adoption Month, and Adopt Us Kids is helping 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 photo listing website contains photos and information about children in foster care. This year’s outreach is focusing especially on 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 from foster care and how to help spread the word about children in care waiting for a forever family, please visit Adopt Us Kids. To search for children in your area, visit the Adopt Us Kids Child Search.
Please join us tomorrow from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST on Twitter for an informational chat about the benefits of adoption as well as adoption from foster care. To participate, please follow @perfectparent and @ResourcefulMom, and use the hashtag #AdoptUsKids. Facebook users may also wish to become a fan of AdoptUsKids on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdoptUsKids.
This campaign is brought to you by Global Influence, the former Momfluence network.