Sound of Hope: The Possum Trot Story

America’s Kids Belong is proud to be a Movement Partner supporting the Fourth of July Angel Studios release of Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot (PG-13).

The film is an important milestone in the fight to dramatically change the experiences and outcomes for kids in foster care.

Inspired by the powerful true story the film follows Donna and Reverend Martin as they ignite a fire in the hearts of their rural church to embrace kids in foster who nobody else would take. By doing the impossible–adopting 77 children–this East Texas community proved that with real, determined love, the battle for America’s most vulnerable can be won.

When you purchase tickets through America’s Kids Belong a portion of the proceeds will benefit our work on behalf of kids in foster care.

FIND TICKETS NEAR YOU

See “Sound Of Hope” And Then Choose ONE Way You Can Make A Difference For Kids In Foster Care

Explore Foster-Adopt

Explore Foster-Adopt

The Wrights and a handful of other people said, “Yes” to meeting kids in foster care where they were and providing safe, loving homes where healing could begin.

Our I Belong Project films 500+ kids in foster care each year who are in need of adoptive families. Learn how to get started.:

Start A Foster Friendly Community

Start A Foster Friendly Community

In the film, it wasn’t until the entire community came together to wrap-around the adoptive families and support one another that the families — and then the kids — began to thrive.

America’s Kids Belong is starting Foster Friendly Communities across the country to show up for foster and adoptive families as they care for vulnerable kids. Learn what it takes to:

Explore Fostering

There are many models for fostering today, from 72-hour custodial care and respite care to short- and long-term placements. Be sure to sign up for our national FosterCon webinar series to hear real stories and get practical advice.

Become A Foster Friendly Business

Your retail business can create an offer to support foster families, from food and entertainment offers to personal-care experiences and more.

Make A Gift

Become a partner by making a recurring gift to fund our work or make a direct impact by sponsoring an upcoming IBP shoot.

Plan A Movie Night

Invite friends, family, your community group, coworkers and others to see Sound of Hope. It’s a rare opportunity to lean into the real faces and needs of foster care.

Share I Belong Project Videos

Like and share the kids’ videos you see on our Facebook and Instagram feeds to help them reach as many people as possible. You never know whom you’ll inspire! Follow us:

Activate Your Faith Community

Learn how your faith community can support foster and kinship families in ways that help them – and the kids they care for – flourish.

Why Foster Care Should Be A Top Priority For All Of Us

What Happens When Kids Age Out Without Families

90%

A majority of child sex-trafficking victims, from 50% to 90%, have been in foster care.

50%

Half of former foster youth will not graduate high school.

3

Three times as many former foster youth will experience pregnancy before age 19 than the national average, and they are far more likely to lose their kids to foster care.

Being in foster care is an upstream contributor to many social wounds that diminish the flourishing of our youth and our communities as a whole.