Georgia Kids In Foster Care Are All Of Our Responsibility

Falcons Linebacker Kaden Elliss Supports Georgia Kids Belong

During Weeks 13 and 14, NFL players are wearing customized cleats in honor of the causes they have chosen to support through My Cause My Cleats. Atlanta Falcons linebacker Kaden Elliss has named Georgia Kids Belong as his charity of choice.

NFL players “wear their hearts on their feet” through My Cause My Cleats where they have the opportunity to choose a cause that is important to them and represent it on custom designed cleats. Players then have the option to donate their cleats to NFL Auction where you can make their custom cleats yours. All proceeds from sales go to the respective causes selected by players.

11,370 Kids In Georgia Are In Foster Care Right Now

Imagine being 10 years old and being awakened in the middle of the night by a stranger

telling you in a gentle, yet unfamiliar voice, that you must leave home, due to a crisis that has nothing to do with you. And then in the midst of this turmoil you and your siblings are separated and placed in different homes.

This story has repeated itself in some form in the lives of 11,370 kids in our state over the past year.

Making A Pitch For Homes

Cooper Murray, a baseball fan, and an adoptee with Down’s Syndrome, is throwing out the first pitch at the Atlanta Braves game (and at ball[parks across the country) to raise awareness of the need for more families to adopt kids in foster care, like Atlanta’s own Treygan. Watch this inspiring story.

Meet the Kids

Nearly one-quarter of kids in foster care are legally free for adoption.
Our I Belong Project is a video storytelling initiative that gives kids a face and a voice and helps connect many of them with loving, forever families.

Whether you’re just beginning your journey to foster, a seasoned foster parent considering adoption or simply someone with a heart for vulnerable kids, we invite you to meet, listen to and see some of the amazing kids right here in our community in need of adoptive families.

Here’s How We Are Improving The Experiences And Outcomes For Kids In Foster Care

Foster Family Recruitment

Family Recruitment

A family for every child

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

A Foster Friendly community for every family

Coalition for Change

Coalition for Change

Hope for sustainable changes foster care for every community