FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION E-NEWS - Child Abuse Prevention, Treatment & Welfare Services | Children's Bureau




August 2013









Famous People Who Were Adopted

Children who are adopted are given the opportunity to thrive and live extraordinary lives.  Some even become famous and well beloved to the world for their innovation and passion in what they pursue.  Here’s a short list of famous people who were adopted:

Kristin Chenoweth, actress
Faith Hill, musician
Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple
John Lennon, musician
Ray Liotta, actor
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa
Edgar Allen Poe, poet
Babe Ruth, baseball player
Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s

One Hand on the Baby At All Times!

Just a reminder that parents can never leave a baby on a sofa or any surface without one hand on the baby all the time.  It is very easy to turn away for one second after changing a baby just to put something into a diaper bag, with tragic consequences.  Babies who have never turned over suddenly do, falling off beds, sofas and changing tables.  Babies have fallen to the floor, suffering concussions or broken arms.  Don’t let this happen to your baby!

Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings on Children’s Bureau’s Facebook

Not sure about when the next information meeting is for potential foster and adoptive families? Interested in attending a fundraiser for Children’s Bureau?  Become a fan of Children’s Bureau’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to get current information and news.  We also encourage you to repost or retweet news with your family and friends.  To connect with us, click on the Facebook and Twitter icons located in the right column of this newsletter.

Be Inspired!

Watch this video of families we helped to create. Their stories are different but each one is filled with an unconditional love for a child that changed their lives forever.


Get Rewarded for Referring a Foster or Adoptive Family!

Just a reminder that Children’s Bureau offers a $500 referral fee for each family our certified families refer.  $250 is paid at the time of certification and a second $250 is paid at the time a child arrives at the home of the new family!  This is our way of thanking you and encouraging you to continue to recruit families who have the ability, willingness and resources to protect and nurture the needs of children.  We have pride in our families and look forward to having you join us.

Also, many thanks to those of you who have referred family, friends, co-workers, church congregations, etc. to learn about our program.  Your effort is greatly appreciated and has a true impact on the lives of children in need.  Keep those referrals coming as we continue to have children in need of a safe and nurturing family.

Please forward this email to someone whom you think would be interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent!

Children need families today…a referral you make could save a life and impact generations to come.

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