Foster care is designed to be a temporary respite for a child, yet in our society, it often turns into a lifestyle and the world where a child grows up. When a child is abused or neglected he or she often can never return home. (In Illinois there are 18,000 children in foster care and 54% never return home.) Harsh sentencing laws for nonviolent crimes also add abandonment to the equation. Due to the temporary nature of foster care, it’s not unusual for a child to rotate through more than 20 homes in his or her childhood.
Let it Be Us is a nonprofit dedicated to the adoption and education of children within the Illinois foster care system. Let it Be Us envisions a future in which our most vulnerable children have the opportunities and resources they need which can best be met by belonging in a family.
Every moment a child waits in foster care, the less likely he or she is to be adopted.
On Saturday, May 4th from 10am -12pm there is an informational meeting for those interested in being a solution to this problem.
Libertyville Civic Center, Room E
135 W. Church St.
Libertyville, IL 60048