Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, September 23, 2021

"Everyday Counts Campaign" Is Helping Kids In Foster Care's Adoption

From KATV:

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of kids in foster care has only gone up in the past 18-months, and for the next few months leading up to National Adoption Month, they’re making every day count.

The Division of Children and Family Services and Project Zero are in the midst of their three month long “Everyday Counts Campaign” in Arkansas. Approximately more than 340 kids are in foster care now, awaiting for adoption.

"A lot of foster kids end up on the streets, like doing drugs, and like, sleeping around, and all of that,"  one of the girls said. "A lot of the kids in the system, like, honestly had no idea why their parents had given them up."

The three month campaign is intended to bring attention to the need for adoptive families in Arkansas, and find forever families for the hundreds of waiting kids in foster care by National Adoption Month in November.
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