May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Turn the life of a child around!

May is Foster care Awareness Month. Did you know that in Wisconsin, there is a child taken into foster care once every two hours. There are about 5,400 children in the system in Wisconsin alone right now. That means two hours from now, another child's life is being turned upside down.

My son's life was turned upside down when he was 2 years old. He was removed from the only mom he had known. Was it the right thing for him at the time? Yes, it was. Did he understand that? Probably not. I am sure he was terrified and did not know what was going on. It breaks my heart to think about it. My son was in a temporary foster home until he was placed with me, which eventually, became his forever home.

Yesterday, all over Wisconsin, there were flash mobs of people doing handstands. Why a handstand? To show that you can turn a life around. Each child has a chance at having their life turned around...that is IF someone is there to help them. We need more good, loving foster parents. Want to help support Adoption Resources of Wisconsin ? http://fox6now.com/2012/05/01/handstand-flash-mob-to-promote-foster-care-awareness

Have you thought about doing foster care? Don't know where to begin?

Here..this is where you begin! http://fosterparentsrock.org/

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St. Swithin May 07, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Dirk, You're an idiot. This should not be taken personally. It is simply a matter of fact.
Jerri Lynn May 07, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Dirk, Actually what you have here Is a woman that has been married 28 yrs, fostered numerous children, adopted 2 and am on our way to adopting a third. Believe me when I say that all of us are grateful that you are mature enough to know that you are incapable of raising a child. We can only pray from this day forward that you will stand strong in your beliefs and always realize your limitations.
Dirk Diggler May 07, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Jerri Lynn I applaud your efforts and thank you for proving my point! God bless you sweetheart.
Jerri Lynn May 07, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Ty Dirk for proving mine, only someone extremely uneducated and immature would use such an endearment with someone that they do not know.
Alfred Kell May 08, 2012 at 07:18 PM
It simply is not prudent to encourage more single parent households, facts are well known on the outcomes.


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