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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

Orphan Sunday

Setting the lonely in families


U s foster facts
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
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
WHAT IS A HEART GALLERY?

Over the Edge for Adoption ~ May 2013 ~ Baton Rouge


Ht 12 y ears o ld
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 aramis 13 and 10 years old
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


Autum 10 years old
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
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
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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