The National Foster Care & Adoption Directory (formerly the National Adoption Directory) offers adoption and foster care resources by State.
These resources provide current State and national data on the number of children in the child welfare system, trends in foster care caseloads, and well-being outcomes.
The 11th annual event to benefit One Hope United’s program to prevent child abuse raised $90,000. The highlight of the evening was keynote speaker, Steve Pemberton sharing his personal account of being raised in foster care.
Steve Pemberton discusses his unbelievable story of overcoming the odds in foster care. His book, “A Chance in the World” reveals his story of triumph.
In 2012 in the United States, 23,439 children in foster care turned 18 and were “emanicpated” or aged out”. In simple terms, most of them were put out into the world on their own without housing, financial assistance or emotional support.
Steve Pemberton’s tells his amazing story of triumph. His is featured as an ICON MANN of Change.
Youth have trouble adjusting to independence after spending so much time in a rigid, structured system. It is estimated that between 18-26 percent of New York City foster youth become homeless.
As young people in foster care approach legal adulthood, they face tremendous obstacles, including the unrealistic expectation that they will be able to succeed on their own when they turn 18.
The book, “A Chance in the World” has inspired many to become foster parents and has resonated with foster children.
When Steve Pemberton talks with employees about diversity and inclusion, he speaks from a deep understanding of what it means to be different. He grew up in foster care full of rejection, abuse and fear.