First off, we’d like to thank you again for joining us at this year’s Bowling for Babies. It was a pleasure to see all of you who could make it, show your support during National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) at our silent auction!
On the subject, let it be known there are more than 108,000 children in the US foster care system waiting for that love and stable environment a permanent family can provide. Every year the system leaves 20,000 of them without families as they age out of care. Thus, putting some of our nation’s youth at a greater risk of homelessness, unstable emotional and physical health, as well as struggling unemployed. Each week we will bring you information that sheds light on NAAM’s spotlight of older adoptions and ways you can join us in showing support for the adoption community!
This week Creating a Family’s website has featured a piece titled: How to Be a Good Parent in older Child Adoption. Dawn Davenport touches on interesting insight into the world of adoption older children, including a blog spot she shares that brings to light the older children’s point of view in foster care and looking for that family to call home.
Reading her words of wisdom helps us spread awareness on older child adoptions. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy a enlightening read.
More to come!