It’s time to #FosterLove

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and we want to remind you to share your love.

Forget about roses and all thinks pink and red. We want you to think about the love our kids in foster care need – regardless of the season.

Through no fault of their own they need temporary or permanent homes who are ready to show them the love they need. The number of kids in our care continues to grow and we desperately need more foster parents. We have 1,200 kids in care and 400 waiting to be adopted.

We urge you to consider foster care or adoption and foster an environment of love around the kids who need it most. You can find more information here.

But we understand that fostering isn’t for everyone. And there are plenty more ways to love on our kids. Here are just a few:

  1. Become a mentor. HEMI matches teens in foster care with mentors who help them through high school and college.
  2. Donate to the FAMILY Fund. We use these donations to provide our kids in care with things the agency might not otherwise have funds to cover. Among the possibilities: car repairs necessary to keep them employed; trips to check out colleges; and tuition for special camps.
  3. Become a respite care provider for foster parents who need a break.

There are so many ways to help. Think about how you can step up and show some #FosterLove

by Jane Prendergast

Filed Under: News

Tagged: adoption, foster care, foster children, foster parents, foster youth