Cyclical Crisis

Foster care statistics are tragic. One recent report noted that in the United States, over 60% of children and adults tied into sex-trafficking came out of the foster care system. Multiple states have prison populations where over half of the male population was once in foster care. Sadly, over half of girls who age out of foster care are pregnant within two years, and the cycle repeats itself into the next generation where children of former foster care children come into foster care. Foster children need more than simply a roof over their heads. They need love, nurturing, accountability and hope. There simply are not enough foster families to do this. The significant deficit of foster homes means children are often moved far away from their community and schools to other parts of the state, siblings are split up, and at times, children sleep in extended stay hotels.