Foster Care and Adoption Are Now In A State of Crisis in North Carolina


charlotte-adoption-state-of-crisis-charlotteAccording to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, there are now about 10,500 children in foster care who are in need of adoption. “Foster care and adoption are in a state of crisis. Foster care has been growing at an alarming rate with a shortage of permanent, safe, and loving homes for adoptable children,”  commented Brian Maness, President and CEO of CHS.

“For a child in foster care, it’s a state of limbo, where they don’t know what their future holds. They don’t know whether they’re going to remain with that foster family, move to another foster home, return to their biological family or whatever situation they came from, or whether they are going to find an adoptive family.”

Mecklenburg County recently released the following “Adoption Tales” video. The video features an in-depth interview with William, and it talks all about the other children around the Charlotte area who are now in need of a secure, loving family:

Adoptive parents, through a legal process, take on full parental responsibility for a child. People have to be over the age of 21 but do not have to be married or in a relationship to adopt a child.

Prospective parents must attend a pre-adoption workshop to start the process.

You can call 704-336- KIDS (5437) for more info or visit Mecklenburg County’s Adoption and Foster Care Website here.

Please help spread the word by sharing this article and asking your friends if they’ve ever considered becoming an adoptive parent.