Did you know that in the U.S. foster care system, there are over 117,000 children legally available to adopt? Their parental rights are severed, and they hope and pray for forever families. And, were you aware that over 58% of children in the U.S. foster care system spend over two years in foster care? Of that 58%, 11% have spent five years or more waiting for forever families. These statistics are heartbreaking and exactly why Building Arizona Families provides Forever Families adoption services to Arizona families.
Of course, these are not just numbers, percentages, or statistics. They are children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect and were removed from their homes to protect them. When the causes of their removal don’t change, the children cannot return home safely. When this happens, the state the children reside in moves forward to sever parental rights. When parental rights are severed, the children remain in the state’s care without a permanent family or home. They have suffered horribly, and the pain of not having a forever family adds more trauma to what they have already endured. These children are scattered across the United States. Our Forever Families adoption services can help them find forever families, no matter where they live.
During the summer months, not having a forever family can be more painful for these vulnerable U.S. orphans. They don’t have the extra sets of watchful eyes on them or the opportunity for positive mentoring and healthy activities that schools provide. They are acutely aware that they will not go on family vacations, to Disneyland, or summer camp. Having a forever family comes with building memories of long summer days filled with fun and family. They need that to heal.
Building Arizona Families helps Arizona families adopt children in foster care from around the United States. For almost two decades, we have shared the joy of children as they are placed with their loving forever families. It is a day of celebration for the adoptive parents and the foster child who has been given the life-changing gift of loving parents and a safe home. Adoption day is the day their lives change forever.
We offer informative online seminars every month if you are interested in our Forever Family adoption services. You can find out about the most current schedule and RSVP on our Facebook page. You can also contact the Forever Families program manager directly for information regarding the Arizona foster child adoption process. Her name is Ixcel Baca. You can call Ixcel or e-mail her; she would be happy to answer any questions you have. Ixcel is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (623) 696-9537. You can also find additional foster child adoption information HERE.
Thank you for considering opening your heart and home to a foster child who urgently needs the love and healing that your safe and loving home provides. We look forward to serving you on your adoption journey!