ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION
Not Just Numbers
Strategy & Priorities
Foster Alumni Retreat
Created by Lynn Johnson, former Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families, and now CityServe Vice President of Children and Youth Initiatives, The ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION is a national call for partners in every state to commit to being ALL IN for finding forever families for the
waiting children in the foster care system.
Challenging Every. . .
Every waiting kid in the foster care system is at risk of ending up in another system–juvenile justice, homeless, or trafficking.
We can take 122,000 down to ZERO foster children when everyone decides to be ALL IN.
Waiting for a “forever family”
Parental rights have been terminated
Wait more than 3 years for adoption
15-17 year olds wait twice as long for permanency
Emancipated youth – most experience PTSD, will not graduate from high school, or rarely get college degree
“Lynn is a passionate leader who has dedicated her life to serving vulnerable children. She truly understands the imperative of government working alongside faith and community leaders to strengthen families.”
-Mary Landrieu, Former U.S. Senator, Louisiana
A permanent sense of community is a necessary aspect of living well. We want to establish a yearly retreat so young adults from the child welfare system have a community of support.
Every $1,000 gift