National Foster Care Month begins now. See how you can help vulnerable children.
Did you know that 442,995 kids are in foster care in the United States? There are 34,161 kids in foster care in Texas alone.
More than 1,000 kids age out of the foster care system each year in Texas, leaving them vulnerable to homelessness, abuse, and more.
In Texas, Child Protective Services completed 174,740 investigations in 2017. Of those, they confirmed 63,657 children were victims of abuse or neglect, according to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
No one can change the fact that these kids are in foster care. But, together we can spread awareness about the need for loving, stable, Christ-centered families who are willing and able to answer the call to care for these vulnerable children who need a home they can feel safe in, something they may have never experienced in their life depending on their circumstance.
This National Foster Care Month, Buckner will be sharing statistics and information related to foster care throughout the month of May. Follow along with our content on Buckner social media channels and share our content with your friends to help spread the message to people who may be considering foster care and adoption.
What are the biggest needs in foster care in Texas?
- Care of older children close to aging out of the foster care system
- Therapeutic foster care
- Sibling group foster care
Click here to read more about the biggest needs in foster care in Texas.
If you feel called to foster a child in the foster care system, get started with Buckner by filling out our online inquiry form. A Buckner foster care and adoption representative will reach out to you directly. You can also attend an information meeting in your area to learn more.
“For the God who calls you is faithful, and He can be trusted to make it so.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:24
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