I follow a lot of foster care media online, and the best campaign I’ve seen in a long time (possibly ever but there are some awfully good ones) is #donateyoursmalltalk. The concept is that the simple act of sharing information about foster care can make a difference. As a foster mom, I love this because there is an ABUNDANCE of mis-information out there, and it’s critical to speak truth. I invite you to watch, learn from, and love these spots. Then, donate your small talk. (Copy/paste facts below the videos.)
More than 700 youth enter the foster care system every day.
23,000 foster kids age out every year.
1 in 5 kids will be homeless when they age out of foster care.
Adopting children from Foster Care can be of little or no cost.
1 in 184 kids in the U.S. are in Foster Care.
The average age of a child in foster care is 8 years.
There are over 400,000 kids in the foster care system at any given time.
70% of foster youth aspire to pursue a college education.
34 months is the time it takes for foster kids to get adopted.