What We Do
Our initiative focuses on two main areas:
- Wait No More events, which educate and empower families to help waiting kids in foster care
- Post-placement resources for foster and adoptive families
Currently, the United States has more than 440,000* children and youth in foster care, 100,000* of which are legally available for adoption. These often-forgotten and vulnerable children need love and security as much as any other child. They live in temporary foster homes, moving frequently from place to place with no sense of permanency in their lives. Unless they are reunified with healthy families or adopted, they will exit or “age-out” of the system at age 18 and become adults who belong nowhere and have no personal connection with anyone.
At Focus on the Family, we believe that every child deserves to know the love of a family and that every family deserves the chance to thrive. Because of this, we are endeavoring to educate and empower families to help waiting children and youth in foster care. Given the number of churches across the U.S., every waiting child could have a forever family if just one family per church opened their homes and hearts.
To that end, we are working collaboratively with state, county, church, and agency leaders to help find families for waiting children and youth in foster care. In addition, we are also committed to providing best-in-class resources for foster and adoptive families.