May is Foster care Awareness Month. Did you know that in Wisconsin, there is a child taken into foster care once every two hours. There are about 5,400 children in the system in Wisconsin alone right now. That means two hours from now, another child's life is being turned upside down.
My son's life was turned upside down when he was 2 years old. He was removed from the only mom he had known. Was it the right thing for him at the time? Yes, it was. Did he understand that? Probably not. I am sure he was terrified and did not know what was going on. It breaks my heart to think about it. My son was in a temporary foster home until he was placed with me, which eventually, became his forever home.
Yesterday, all over Wisconsin, there were flash mobs of people doing handstands. Why a handstand? To show that you can turn a life around. Each child has a chance at having their life turned around...that is IF someone is there to help them. We need more good, loving foster parents. Want to help support Adoption Resources of Wisconsin ? http://fox6now.com/2012/05/01/handstand-flash-mob-to-promote-foster-care-awareness
Have you thought about doing foster care? Don't know where to begin?
Here..this is where you begin! http://fosterparentsrock.org/