Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page for the 2018 Jordan's Furniture Walk/ Run for Adoption benefiting MARE!
There are currently more than 9,600 children in the foster care system in Massachusetts. These children have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect and to prevent future harm.
THESE CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED ADOPTIVE FAMILIES. They deserve forever homes.
I am very excited to be part of this year's event and I hope you will join me in supporting MARE's work finding adoptive homes for children in foster care.
The stress and instability of life in foster care takes a physical and psychological toll. Most children enter foster care with medical, mental health, and/or developmental needs, and some children live in as many as 12-15 homes before they turn 18. Youth who do not find permanent families and age out of the system are far more likely to experience drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, unemployment, and incarceration.
Permanency – a lifelong family connection – is vital for this population. MARE addresses this by providing children and teens with opportunities to come to the attention of potential adoptive parents in positive and creative ways; and recruiting, supporting, and advocating for families to advance them toward successful adoptions.
I am grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word. Use these hashtags to promote the event on social media - #iwalkforadoption and #WalkRunAdopt.