SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the Administration for Children and Families, approximately 293,000 children in the U.S. enter the nation’s foster care system each year. Currently, there are 496,000 children living in foster care in the U.S. It is estimated 130,000 of these children (42 percent are ages 9 and older) are unable to return safely to their birth families and are eligible, and waiting, for adoption. (Source: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org).
For 30 years, Aspiranet, one of the largest foster-adoption agencies in California, has worked to ensure children are placed in permanent, loving homes - touching the lives of more than 10,000 families.
With 44 satellite offices in 13 California counties (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Orange, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Ventura) Aspiranet will participate and celebrate the joys of adoption and encourage families and individuals to provide children with permanent families through adoption.
“There is no greater aspiration in life than to help children in need and together we can raise hope and empower communities,” said Art Chaparro, Director of Development for Aspiranet. “Every day children face family crisis. Hard as it is to imagine, children are often neglected, abused, abandoned, or have special needs or disabilities. Children over the age of nine, teenagers, youths with special needs, and siblings especially need loving homes.”
To learn more about adopting a child into your family, visit www.aspiranet.org or call (650) 866-4080.
Aspiranet, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity, supports foster children, siblings, families, and the community with specialized services through 44 satellite centers within California. More than 35 core programs and services in six areas of expertise are offered – Family Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Education, Afterschool programs, and Community Partnerships.
Founded more than 30 years ago in Moss Beach, CA, Aspiranet is one of the most diverse private social service agencies in California. With a statewide network of innovative services, Aspiranet has touched the lives of over 10,000 families and children since its founding.