Take action and create forever families during National Adoption Awareness Month
More than 23,000 kids age out of foster care each year.
70% of foster kids would like to go to college
Only 3% of kids who age out will earn a college degree
7 in 10 girls who age out will come pregnant before age 21
60% of boys who age out have been convicted of a crime
1 in 2 kids who age out will develop a substance dependence
Waiting in the System
32% of children who reach 18 in foster care were waiting in the system for than 3 years.
Source: National Foster Youth Institute
It doesn't have to be this way!
You can change this future by believing that every kid deserves family.
Join us all month to celebrate families, advocate for youth, and come together to fulfill on our mission to ensure every child find a loving forever family.
Transform the life of a kid waiting in foster care!
Every dollar counts. Just like every kid counts.
Calendar of Events
Sunday, November 6
TSC NYC Marathon
Team You Gotta Believe is made up of six volunteer athletes who will run through all five boroughs to shine a light on the urgent need for loving, permanent families for older youth in foster care.
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm
Introduction to Becoming a Parent
If you have ever wondered what it means to adopt from foster care, how the parent training process works, or what makes You Gotta Believe different from other organizations, this session is for you.
Thursday, November 10 at Noon
Symposium on Moral Adoption
Child welfare leaders, foster care survivors, families, and other stakeholders convene to strategize around a national call to action to move us toward the day when nobody leaves foster care without being connected to a permanent, loving family.