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Orphan Sunday. Setting the lonely in families. U.S. Foster Facts. Children in foster care in the U.S.:  399,546 Children in foster care waiting to be adopted: 101,719 Children entering foster care in 2012: 254,162 Children exiting foster care in 2012: 241,254

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Orphan Sunday

Setting the lonely in families


U.S. Foster Facts

  • Children in foster care in the U.S.:  399,546

  • Children in foster care waiting to be adopted: 101,719

  • Children entering foster care in 2012: 254,162

  • Children exiting foster care in 2012: 241,254

  • Children “aging out” of the foster system in 2012 in FY: 23,439

  • Average age of a child waiting to be adopted:  7.8 years old

  • Approximate number of children adopted from foster care in FY 2012:  52,039

  • Number of caring adults it takes to make a life-long difference for a child in the foster system:  1

    [Source:  AFCARS Report July 2013]


Louisiana Foster Facts

  • 3,901 children currently in foster care

  • 629 children adopted state wide 2012

  • 591 currently legally available for adoption

  • 229 are in adoptive placements

  • 305 are without identified adoptive family


WHAT IS A HEART GALLERY?

Over the Edge for Adoption ~ May 2013 ~ Baton Rouge


HT12 Years Old

  • Loves school and watching cartoons

  • Enjoys the great outdoors

  • He finds satisfaction in being able to accomplish tasks independently.

  • A teacher's favorite in any classroom setting.

  • HT loves the idea of having a family to call his own.

  • This 12-year-old would add excitement to any family committed to working with him to reach his full potential. 


Lovely and Aramis13 and 10 years old

  • Very close sibling duo

  • Both outgoing and make friends easily

  • Both enjoy being in school

  • Lovely is an energetic teenager who loves to sing, praise and dance in church

  • Aramis loves playing football and doing tricks on his bicycle


Autum10 Years Old

  • Beautiful smile and charming nature

  • A dedicated pet lover, particularly cats

  • Enjoys cheerleading, jumping and running

  • Loves reading and making friends

  • Loves being center-stage


Larynso

  • A bright, intelligent and outspoken young man

  • Aspires to play professional football.

  • Participates in basketball and swimming

  • Loves playing board games and video games and reading books.

  • Loves playing with dogs and other pets

  • His favorite color is green, and his favorite foods are hamburgers, pizza, and macaroni and cheese.


WHAT CAN WE THE CHURCH DO?

“God sets the lonely into families…” Psalm 68:6

“Here is a picture of rescue.” –Pastor Francis Chan


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