Thursday, September 23, 2021
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."