By Erica Martin, Contributing Writer
Are you a child in foster care, or are you being adopted through foster care? Or are you an adult who was in foster care before you got adopted? If so you may be interested in Mercy for America’s Children, an organization that’s helping children in foster care by providing monthly support group meetings for children who are in foster care, or who are being adopted through foster care. In addition, they also want to plan activities four times a year so that children in foster care can come together with others who have been adopted through foster care. This article will provide more information on the project.
What is Mercy for America’s Children?
Mercy for America’s Children is a North Carolina based nonprofit group that advocates on behalf of children waiting adoption in the US foster care system. They do this by educating the public about the benefits of adopting children in foster care, reforming the adoption process, connecting waiting children to potential adoptive families, and supporting them through their adoption journey.
How do they do this?
The programs and activities they provide include information sessions about adopting through foster care, monthly support groups for adults in the process of adopting a child in foster care, specialized trainings for adults on topics like sexual abuse and trauma, and they also provide a behavioral support team and an academic support team.
What has Mercy for America’s Children accomplished so far?
Currently, 90 families are receiving services at this time.
What are the future plans for Mercy for America’s Children?
Mercy for America’s Children would like to continue to expand the kids division and add to their collection of resources.
How can I find out more about Mercy for America’s Children?
You can find out more about them by visiting their website, http://www.mac-cares.org/.