Letter to the Editor

Homes for kids

Friday, November 16, 2012

November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about children waiting to be adopted, and to celebrate adoptive families right here in our community.

Over 104,000 children in U.S. foster care are waiting to be adopted by a forever family. These children sometimes wait as long as five years to be adopted, which can be a lifetime to a child.

My husband and I provided foster care for several years. During this time we were fortunate to adopt three great children. The experience has been challenging at times but the rewards have been great. I know that there are people in the Storm Lake area who would be willing to help out if they knew there was a need. I would appreciate if you could spread the word. At Iowakidsnet.org you will find children who are in need of a home and you can learn about how to get the process started to become a foster or adoptive home.