The end of this month marks the end of National Adoption Month, but the woman who leads the effort in Iowa to find adoptive parents says there’s a 12-month need.
Amy Stein, director of the parent recruitment effort for the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, says there’s a large number of kids over the age of eight as well as teenagers who need a family — kids that’re classified as “harder to place.” Stein says this sometimes scares people, but she says what the kids need is a stable, loving home.
Stein says many of the kids have been moved from home to home and they need the structure and stability of a home environment. Stein says the kids often flourish once they get into a stable home.
Stein heads what’s called the “KidSake Program,” and she says there are always more kids than families available.
If you’re interested, you can call toll free 800-243-0756 to find our more, or visit the KidSake Program website at www.iakids.org.
Stein says finding parents to match with kids makes her work worthwhile. She says seeing the end result of having kids placed with families is a “wonderful” feeling. Stein says there are about 4300 kids in foster care and over 100 of those kids are waiting to be adopted.
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