We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping children in foster care. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and provide critical services for foster children.
After witnessing a devastating car accident in Plano, Texas involving the Hart foster family, Michelle Armour-Brown founded Foster Kids Charity. Click the button below to read our founder's story in detail.
Want to get involved? Let us know! We are always looking for contributions, sponsors, volunteers to help buy gifts for foster children!
The vision of Foster Kids Charity is to improve the well-being of children while they are in foster care and to educate volunteers about the foster care system. With increased well-being and awareness, we hope to achieve our goal of increasing the number of adoptions for foster children.
Foster Kids Charity strives to make sure that every child in the foster care system has their basic, personal needs met. This is accomplished by providing foster children in Texas with basic emergency items: food, clothes, hygienic products, school supplies and more.
This passage is taken directly from the National Adoption Center. To find out more please click here to visit the main webpage of the National Adoption Center.
The foster care system is a temporary arrangement in which adults provide for the care of a child or children whose birthparent is unable to care for them. It is where children go when their parents cannot, for a variety of reasons, care for them.
Foster care can be informal or arranged through the courts or a social service agency. The goal for a child in the foster care system is usually reunification with the birthfamily, but may be changed to adoption when this is seen as in the child's best interest. While foster care is temporary, adoption is permanent.
Adoption from the foster care system can happen in two ways. Foster adoption or fost-adopt, is a form of adoption in which a child is placed into a home as a foster child, with the expectation that the child will become legally free and be adopted by the foster, parents. Some children are not adopted by their foster parents. Their birthparents rights have been terminated, and they are legally free for adoption. A family can find out about those children through services such photolistings on Wednesday's Child and Meet The Children.
According to the National Adoption Center, more than 101,000 children wait for permanent homes in the United States. Most are school-aged or older. Many have emotional, physical, or learning disabilities. There are brothers and sisters who need to stay together. More than half of the children come from minority cultures.
Caucasian children under five years old often have severe medical disabilities or have older brothers and sisters. African American children, Latino children, and children of mixed heritage cover a wider age range and include healthy infants. The majority are boys.
Most children waiting for adoption live in foster or group homes because their parents were unable to care for them. Often, personal and family problems made it impossible for the parents to maintain a home for their children. Some of these children have been abused, neglected or abandoned.
Keep an eye out for our newest programs, CHANCE! and the Foster Teen Training Center coming out in 2018.
"The work that you are doing for the benefit of these children is invaluable. I cannot express our gratitude in words that give it any justice. While we may be working with the kids, the support from Foster Kids Charity has helped us be able to make sure that these children are able to do more things that enrich their lives! " - James Rose, Foster Parent
Check out this article about the founder of Foster Kids Charity featured in WE Magazine for Women!
Foster Kids Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.
We always appreciate hearing from you, whether it’s with a question about our programs or feedback on our site.
Office: (972) 364-9039
In-kind donations in DFW Area can be picked up by one of our volunteers. Email: email@example.com and we will connect you with a volunteer or one of our board members.
12830 Hillcrest Rd Suite #111, Dallas, Texas, 75230