Welcome Home Jeremiah!
Talk about HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Jeremiah was adopted on December 20 after spending more than 10 YEARS in foster care. We couldn’t be more happy for Jeremiah and his family. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to finding forever families for all waiting children in foster care. There are more than 130,000 children like Jeremiah waiting in the US and Canada, who all deserve family.
ABOUT FOSTER CARE ADOPTION
When a child is adopted, the child is permanently a part of their new family. This means adoptive parents have the same rights and responsibilities as parents whose children were born to them. It also means children who have been adopted have all the emotional, social, legal and familial benefits of biological children.
ADOPT FROM THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
Children waiting in the foster care system vary in age, from infants to young adults. The average age of a waiting child is seven and a half, and many have brothers or sisters with whom they should stay. The majority are healthy children who simply need and deserve loving and supportive adults in their lives. Some children may have medical challenges, but these conditions are often treatable. Additional support and resources are available to help.
Begin by contacting your state’s public agency or another adoption program like Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. We fund adoption professionals across the nation to implement aggressive, child-focused recruitment targeted exclusively on moving children from foster care into adoptive families. For more information, refer to our listing of recruiters across the nation.
To learn more about foster care adoption visit https://davethomasfoundation.org/adopt/about-foster-care-and-adoption/