Every week we introduce you to children in foster care who need a forever family. Our efforts are working! With permanency a priority, we are seeing a shift in the number of kids moving out of foster care and into forever families.
The reality, there are still 5,000 children still waiting for permanent loving homes. November is always a time to make this effort a priority.
When Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation at the capital declaring November adoption awareness month, he was surrounded by adoption advocates from across the state.
“We want to encourage people to adopt children. When you have an adopted child in your family there’s no difference in a biological child and an adopted child, you love them the same.” Governor Robert Bentley said.
For Governor Bentley and his wife Diane, it’s personal.
“We know this from our own experience in our family and we love our adopted children just like we love our natural children, in fact we never think of that.” Governor Bentley said.
In the proclamation it recognizes DHR’s efforts to move children to permanency. The children we work with DHR to show you every week in our Kids to Love segment.
“I just got news yesterday that one of the kids you guys featured, young man named Rod that you actually was gonna age out of foster care was staffed last week and he’ll be placed with an adoptive family in a couple of weeks.” Connie Rogers with the state office at DHR said.
A forever family just in time for Christmas.
“Important to me and my wife Diane, we really push to get everyone wants a loving family and everyone deserves that.” Governor Bentley said.
For more information on adoption and foster care click here.