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Adopt US Kids ~ $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {US | Ends 11/30}

by Heather

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.

AdoptUSKidsGiveaway

Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council. November is National Adoption Month and they are encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care.

The theme for National Adoption Month is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for.

There are 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system and 108,000 are waiting to be adopted. AdoptUSKids’ maintains a national photo listing service for children waiting to be adopted. Since the project launched in 2002, more than 25,000 children who were once photo listed on adoptuskids.org have been adopted and nearly 38,000 families have registered to adopt through the website. Nevertheless, older youth are disproportionately represented – approximately 41 percent of children and youth photo listed on adoptuskids.org are between 15 and 18 years old, but only 17 percent of those adopted have been in this age group.

Older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted. But no matter their age, all kids need a supportive, loving home and the teenage years are a critical period for growth.

Visit adoptuskids.org or to call 1-888-200-4005(English) or 1-877-236-7831 (Spanish) to receive the latest information about the foster care system and the adoption process. You can also visit the campaign’s communities on Facebook and Twitter.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard!

Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends November 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email.
See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AdoptUSKids are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.

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7 comments

Emily N. November 24, 2015 - 2:39 pm
Wow, so glad to learn about this website. I learned so much! I'm glad they are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care, with an emphasis on the need for families for older youth.
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Jake Payne November 25, 2015 - 10:52 pm
It says over 25,000 kids have been adopted from being listed on their site. At first I thought, 'wow, that's a good number of kids,' and then I thought about how many kids there are left that DON'T have permanent families. I know the older the child the harder it is to find them families. The only experience I've had with adoption was knowing adopted kids growing up. None of them wanted to find their birth mothers and all were proud of being adopted.
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William Lilley November 27, 2015 - 7:53 pm
i learned that adoption is hard. you need alot to adopt a child. lots of paperwork
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Lori Thomas November 29, 2015 - 2:52 am
I learned November is National Adoption Month. It`s sad that older children have a harder time being adopted.out. Nice to see they have a new Foster care app.
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Kathy November 30, 2015 - 4:21 am
So glad I found this web sught, this place looks likeva lot of fun!
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cassie d November 30, 2015 - 6:01 am
I didn't realize children who become available for adoption, most are adopted by a relative or their foster parents. I've looked into becoming a foster parent but can't get the hubby on board I'm hoping once ours get a little older he will change his mind, every child deserves a place to call home and a family to care for them.
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Amanda Lindsay Shearouse November 30, 2015 - 7:46 pm
I learned November is National Adoption Month. I wish more people considered adopting older children. Think of the joy you could bring to them!!
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