Thursday, May 17, 2012

May -- a time to change children's lives

May is Foster Care Awareness month—an initiative to help solve the increasing problem of children trapped in the foster system. About half a million kids remain in foster care in the USA. (100, 000 are waiting and hoping to be adopted.) Many age out of the system without a connecting family—no one to call family, and nowhere to go for the holidays.

So, what can one do to make May matter for the children? Here are some steps to take on behalf of the foster children. 

Read the full article -- and see a cool, inspiring video and also a slideshow -- here in The Examiner.  

And, for a larger sense of how to solve the orphan and foster care crisis, read my article in Assist News Service here. 

Janey L. DeMeo M.A.

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