Uniting government, faith-based, business and creative communities to end the foster care and adoption crisis in the U.S. – state by state.
America’s Kids Belong is a 501(c)3 organization that mobilizes government, faith-based, business and creative leaders around the goal of permanency and belonging for every child. Combining grassroots and “grasstops” methods, America’s Kids Belong runs innovative initiatives in states to help ensure that every child is in a loving home by: recruiting more foster and adoptive families, engaging wrap-around support for at-risk, foster & adoptive families along the way, and helping youth who have aged out without a family reach their full potential.
One of America’s Kids Belong’s signature programs is the I Belong Project™, which uses high quality videography to give foster children a face and a voice. These videos serve as individual recruitment videos for foster children who are legally-free for adoption and are waiting for their forever family.
Over 26,000 teens age out of foster care each year in the United States. These are children who have been removed from their biological families due to abuse or neglect. They have typically been moving from foster family to foster family for a period of years and feel abandoned, unwanted and are left to face the real world without family support. Dream Makers inspires and empowers these teens by giving them an opportunity to dream about their future. These dreams may be an internship that connects them with an opportunity for the future, a practical gift to launch them towards their next step, a gift to learn a new skill, or an experience to gain confidence. In any case, it’s their dream, and we want to inspire these kids to dream big! When you become a Dream Maker, you have the opportunity to let one of these teenagers know that someone cares and they are not alone. Your support can give them the confidence they need to change their future. DreamMakersProject.org