Call to Adoption Pt. 2
BATON ROUGE - More than 4,000 children are in foster care in Louisiana. The Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board is working to find their forever families today at the Capitol.
Child and Family Service's #1 goal is to eventually foster kids to their original homes, but when that's not an option, adoption can be the next best thing.
"We want to call attention to the number of kids that are in the foster system waiting to be adopted," Kent Gonsoulin explains. "There's some fear with adopting kids from the system, but they're great kids and need homes just like every other kids."
Of the 400 foster kids currently available for adoption, 150 are waiting adoptive placement.
"Those children need a permanent loving home," DCFS Dept. Director Jan Byland told 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan. "We need people to open their hearts and homes to those children and give them a permanent place to stay."
The Call to Adoption is Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the Capitol steps. Click on the video links or visit the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board website for more information.
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