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Complete a service act of act of kindness for a child in foster care.

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Imagine yourself as a lone traveler, going from destination to destination, facing the unknown. Then imagine yourself as a seven year old and your destination is a new foster home, a new school, and a new set of rules to follow. Your backpack and lunchbox are hand-me downs, and you have never had a brand new set of shoes. Although your foster mom is sweet, she keeps messing up your name and by the time she has mastered your name, learned you like peanut butter and jam with no crust, you are on the move, again.

Most have a very weak idea of what it is like to be in the foster system. Take some time and become aware of what it is like. Take a next step and complete an act of kindness. Something that is so minor for us to do can be helpful and meaningful for another.

How can you help?
1. Be informed. Learn about the needs of the children in the foster system. Teach your children about what it is like.

2. Complete an act of service.

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  • Vanessa Kachadurian

    Every year over 7,000 Americans spend $30,000 to adopt children from foreign lands. Most of these children have parents and are social orphans not properly relinquished by bio parents. Every year 100 American children in foster care are adopted by families in Canada, Netherlands and Ireland. Why do Americans that adopt over seas get an adoption tax credit? Lets support our fellow American children in foster care waiting for their forever homes first before adopting overseas. Currently there are over 130,000 American children in foster care paper ready for adoption with many benefits such as medical dental till they are 18 years of age and monthly payments under the fost to adopt program. Look at their beautiful pictures here. http://www.adoptuskids.org