Sunday, December 11, 2011

Adoption at the White House

Last month, in recognition of November being national adoption month, the White House hosted a panel on the importance of adoption in our country. The panel specifically focused on the role of secular and faith-based organizations in providing homes for children who are waiting in foster care.

Focus on the Family was invited to be part of that discussion in recognition for the outstanding work Focus on the Family has done through their Wait No More program. While they don't agree with the White House on many issues, they were pleased they recognized the important work of faith-based agencies which strive to place children in homes headed by moms and dads.

Watch this Citizen Link report in which Stuart Shepard talks with Focus on the Family's Vice President of Community Outreach Kelly Rosati about her experience on the adoption panel.

Wait No More® is an initiative that encourages the collaboration of adoption agencies, churches and ministry partners to educate and equip families with the tools they need to adopt from foster care. There are currently more than 100,000 legal orphans waiting for families in our country's foster care system—and it is their hope and goal that they will each find a forever home.

Since its inception, Wait No More has helped approximately 1,800 families start the process of adoption through foster care. That means that, through the joint efforts of Focus on the Family, state foster care programs and adoption agencies, more families are considering the possibility of welcoming children into their forever families.

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