Today, The Rees-Jones Foundation celebrates National Adoption Day because we firmly believe that families are the best place for children to grow and thrive. The unfortunate reality is that many children have a family background that is less than nurturing and, in some cases, is detrimental to their wellbeing. On behalf of these children, we invest in the network of North Texas organizations that help kids whose families need support providing proper care for them, or whose families are unsafe for them to go back to.
According to National Adoption Day “more than 110,000 children in the U.S. are waiting in foster care for an adoptive family.” These are children who cannot go back to their biological family, but still need a loving and supportive home to grow up in. While our local nonprofit organizations do amazing work to restore and heal kids who have experienced trauma, there is nothing more healing than a forever family – and so many of those families are adoptive families.
In 2016, approximately 4,700 children were taken into a forever family through adoption (National Adoption Day). We salute the families and children who will be celebrating National Adoption Day in 2017 by formalizing adoptions in Fort Worth on the 17th and Dallas on the 18th. May these families be the start of a renewed hope for the future and a fresh outlook on what family should be about.
Visit the National Adoption Day website to learn more.