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Hope for One More
Announcing our New Emergency Foster Care Home to help get children into a home faster and keep siblings together.
In 2009 over 500,000 children nationwide were living in Foster Care. Many of these children, scared and confused, had to sit in an Emergency Room, police station or Children’s Division office until a safe home could be found. At times, siblings were separated because a home was not available that could take the entire family. We formed Hope for One More so when children are necessarily removed from their home because of abuse or neglect, we can help minimize the fear and emotional trauma by immediate placement into a safe and protective environment.
Hope for One More is a non-profit children’s home that provides emergency shelter for our foster children in the Cape Girardeau and surrounding counties. Although we are working alongside and have the support of the State of Missouri Children’s Division, we are operating independently of them.
Hope for One More, generously purchased by Anthony and Diana Caruso, will allow large families to remain together and give Children’s Division the necessary time to find a relative for placement or find the most appropriate foster home.
By working together with Cross Trails Clinic and Danny Johnson at New Vision Counseling Center we will provide all children who come into the home with a medical, dental, and psychological screening. We have scheduled the exams to occur all in one visit to decrease the amount of stress these children are already experiencing.
We are also happy to be a part of Room for One More, a 501 c3 Cape Girardeau based organization passionate about caring for orphans and helping to provide a safe and permanent home for children all over the world.
More Foster Care Information…
Sometimes a child is removed from a home due to abuse and neglect. The first goal of the foster care system is to place that child back with the family again once it is safe for the child to return. But in many cases the child cannot ever go back home and is put back into the foster care program. Some children wait in foster care for their own family to be approved again and with others the parental rights are revoked and the child will never go back home and is up for domestic adoption.
There are currently 120,000 children and youth (domestic orphans) waiting to be adopted. They are in temporary homes, but they need parents and a permanent home to call their own. Children need permanancy, love and safety.
If you are interested in being a foster parent or adopting a waiting child from foster care please contact the Department of Social Services in your town to get started in making a positive impact in the life of a child today. You can start searching for children in the foster care system here at adoptuskids.org.
Another great organization that is called to provide foster care services to temporary orphans is 4kids of south florida. If you would like more information about 4kids go to 4kidsofsfl.org and help provide hope for kids in crisis.