New Foster Care Web site and Video

We released a new foster care video and created a new Web site for foster care and adoption recruitment this month, which is national Foster Care Month. Check out the video at the new site, www.hckids.org .

I think it is fantastic! Really touching. I know I have touched on this before, but we have more than 850 foster children on any given day and more than 200 available for adoption. This video really helps drive home the point that we need this community to step up and help these children.

We also have several other things going on this month to celebrate foster care:

May 6: A live chat about foster care will take place at 10 a.m. Residents with questions about foster parenting can join the chat at http://www.hcjfs.org .

May 11: An Open House for those interested in foster parenting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the agency’s 237 William H. Taft Road offices.

May 13: The Southwest Ohio Family Care Affiliate will host “Butterflies and Blue Ribbons” at the Krohn Conservatory to honor local foster families.

May 19: The Everyday Heroes collaborative will host Foster Care on the Square and distribute foster care information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fountain Square.

May 29 to 31: Every Child’s Hope Weekend, hosted by The Greater Cincinnati Coalition of Care, a group of Cincinnati-area churches concerned and committed to positively changing the lives of local foster children, will feature:

● Friday concert by singer/comedian Chonda Pierce, who makes frequent appearances at the Grand Ole Opry
● Saturday speeches by nationally-known speakers affiliated with churches answering the call on foster care and adoption, as well as a local author offering an insider’s view on the foster care system
● Saturday workshops to answer your questions about foster care and adoption
● Sunday sermons to more than 11,000 people on responding to the challenge of local foster care and adoption.

The Every Child’s Hope events are open to the public and take place at Landmark Church, 1600 Glendale-Milford Road.

I really appreciate SWOFCA and the Coalition of Care for all they do to help our children and support this agency! Thanks everyone!

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