All families go through difficult times. In instances where the courts find that a child can no longer safely remain in their home due to abuse or neglect, foster care is used as way to keep that child safe while their parents work to reunify with them, which is the main goal of foster care. While over half of children who enter foster care return home, some don’t have this option. When this is the case, finding an adoptive family becomes the priority.
One day, Kansas school teacher Adam Brown heard from his principal that two brothers were about to enter foster care. Though nervous at first but motivated by compassion, Adam decided to go for it and became their foster parent. He diligently worked towards reunifying them with their parents, but over time it became clear that this wasn’t an option. When adoption was the only alternative, Adam was more than willing to give these brothers a forever home. Check out their amazing story in the video!
The Need for Foster and Adoptive Parents Is Greater Than Ever!
In Kansas and across the country, there is a growing need for people to become foster parents. Currently there are over 7,440 Kansas children and teens in foster care, and of that number, more than 350 youth are available for adoption. Fostering provides a child who has experienced abuse or neglect with a stable, loving environment. Like Adam, being a foster parent will give you opportunity to grow emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Foster parents agree that it instills a profound sense of purpose in their lives.
We have an abundance of information on our website about becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent. Click here to learn more about becoming a foster parent, and click here for information on adopting. We also have several free guides that will help you in your journey to becoming a foster parent on our Resource Library, including a checklist that will help you determine if fostering is right for you and your family. Download it now!
KVC Kansas is a private, nonprofit organization working to create healthy childhoods and healthy communities. Our goal is to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing services in family preservation and reunification, foster care, adoption, behavioral health and more.