Have you ever thought about adopting?
In the U.S. alone, there are more than 100,000 children looking for a place to call home. They are in need of a loving family and new life.
And if you expand your view, to a global perspective, that number rises drastically. Globally, an estimated 140 million kids are motherless and fatherless.
We are facing an orphan crisis.
In the United States, an estimated two percent of Americans step forward every year to help these orphans. They view adoption as a way to fulfill a need – whether it be saving a life, growing their family or giving their children a new sibling. Sometimes it is even all three.
Today you are going to meet a few of those fearless parents. Men and women who are caring, strong and from your community. Their stories have been gathered in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month by the
DCCCD Foster Student Program.