Actress and adoption campaigner Deborra-Lee Furness launches National Adoption Awareness Week with a call to find new homes for 15,000 Australian kids.
Deborra-Lee said there are 50,000 Australian children in foster care, 15,000 of whom have been there for two or more years.
She wrote for the Daily Telegraph today:
“There are thousands of children in Australia who don’t go to bed at night feeling safe and secure and loved, knowing that someone has their best interests at heart.”
“They are depending on grown-ups they have sometimes never met, to make the right choices for their well-being and their futures depend on it.”
She said only 203 children had been adopted last year in Australia and urged the community to get behind the cause using the #15000Stories hashtag.
“Behind every single statistic is a child in need,” Furness wrote.
“It’s not just a file number.
“It’s a child that needs to be loved and part of a family. And it’s a child that needs our help.”
Let Australia know you care, upload your bedtime story NOW on YouTube with “15000 stories” in the video’s title and the following tags to get your bedtime story heard: #adoption, #15000stories, #adoptchange
For more details on National Adoption Awareness week, visit www.adoptchange.org.au.
Will you support the cause?