Children need families.
Children deserve permanency.
There are boys and girls, children and teens, who, through no fault of their own, have been abused, abandoned and neglected and as a result they desperately need a family.
Institutional care cannot provide the security and permanence of a family. Children are intended to be part of a family so they can flourish and grow up to contribute to society and the world.
There is a growing movement of people who are choosing to end the orphan crisis around the world by advocating for permanency thereby changing the histories of orphaned children.
The Story of Foster Children in the United States
By advocating for permanency for children, we will change individual lives, our local community and the world.
In the United States alone there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system and 104,236 waiting to be adopted.
Of those eligible for adoption in the US last year, only 49,866 children found permanent families.
Without the necessary tools to make it on their own, 40-50% will be homeless within 18 months. In addition, their lives will often be marked by crime, lack of education, unemployment, imprisonment, addiction, and teen pregnancy.
in helping causes for change here and around the world.
Join us by learning more about permanency and specific issues related to the orphan crisis in the United States and around the world.
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The Indian Welfare Act
Learn more about our fight for justice and equality for children of Native heritage.