Foster care provides temporary homes for children who do not have a family to call their own. The children in this system, however, can be adopted and still want to find their forever home. Families in Georgia that are interested in adopting a child may want to consider adoption of children from foster care. One family has done just that and is trying to increase awareness about foster care adoption.
A family of nine recently went on a nine-day bike ride to spread awareness about adoption, especially for children in foster care. The two parents have two biological children, ages 14 and 16, and have adopted two sibling groups. After fostering children for several years, they now have seven children to call their own.
The family's bike ride covered a number of states and allowed them to come in contact with many people. Each member of the family wore a matching T-shirt, designed to bring awareness to foster care and adoption. Through their travels and stops, the family was able to promote the importance of adoption and providing foster care.
Becoming a foster parent gives one with the unique opportunity to provide a safe home for children who could not stay with their families. While some foster children stay in one home for several years and some only stay for a short while, adoption allows a child to have a home forever. In Georgia, families considering adoption can consult a professional in the field to find out if adopting a foster care child is the right choice for them.
Source: buffalonews.com, "Rensselaer County family pedals across the state to promote foster care, adoption", Janice L. Habuda, May 26, 2015