Signal Boost – Adoption, Foster Care, & Advocacy – Why?


This post will be a jumping-off point for resources concerning US Foster Care and adoption and international adoption. Read on to learn more.

Start with this blog: Silence of the Orphan, if you want to know what you can do to help orphans right now. Visit Ransom for Israel‘s blog for more articles like this, and to learn more about the family. There are things that may take time and planning to carry out, and then there are things that can be done immediately. Please share the original post. It was written by the mother of a family who has adopted within the US from the foster care system as well as internationally, a family who has adopted a child from one of the “hard places”,  a family who has traveled to the places where children with disabilities do not have value, are not important.

But these children are important. They deserve basic human rights, not to mention love, care, medical attention, a family, and so much more. I’ve included some additional resources in this post, so if you’re interested in adopting, fostering, or just helping, you may find something to help reach your goal.

Resources:

General Information
General Adoption Support & Resources
National Council for Adoption

Adoption Listings & Resources
Reece’s Rainbow Adoption Grant Foundation & Resources
Rainbow Kids Adoption listings & Resources
Children’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (Resources available to LGBTQ couples as well as heterosexual couples)
WACAP‘s “vision is: a family for every child.  WACAP is a leading adoption and humanitarian aid agency … WACAP is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States.”

Foster Care
General Foster Care Parenting Resources
Adopt US Kids from Foster Care – Resources
Other ways to help foster kids in the US without adopting can be found here.

Other Orphan & Disadvantaged Outreach/Support Organizations

Maya’s Hope:

Maya’s Hope works to improve the quality of life of orphaned, impoverished, and special-needs children on a global scale. Whether providing funding for loving caregivers, vitamin-rich formula, or access to quality medical care, Maya’s Hope improves lives, one child at a time!

Lost Sparrows:

Lost Sparrows is dedicated to improving the lives of orphans and those with special needs through education, proper medical care, and adoption. Our current focus is in areas of Eastern Europe and Bulgaria.


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