National Adoption Campaign Gets Under Way

by Jon Henshaw

Stuart Shepard in Family News In Focus reports:

There are a lot of kids in foster care waiting to be adopted — but not enough parents to take on the job. Some think they aren’t up to the task, but the government has launched a new advertising campaign encouraging people to adopt children out of foster care.

The ads, which will show up on TV, radio and in newspapers around the country, has a simple message: “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. When you adopt a child from foster care, just being there makes all the difference.”

Nearly 130,000 children in foster care are currently available to be adopted, according to Dr. Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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