85% of kids who are in the system after the age of six never get adopted; they go from foster home to foster home until they turn 18 years old. Then, they "age out," and support is largely cut off.
We match children with forever families through STEM events by bringing prospective parents and children available for adoption into a zero pressure atmosphere that fosters organic relationships.
We partner with foster care communities, DHHS, businesses, churches, and other agencies to raise awareness about the need for forever families. We provide lunch, snacks, and STEM-based educational activities free of charge - once a month from September to May, and at a yearly summer camp - to foster and adoptive families in our community.
We invite prospective parents and passionate volunteers to spend time getting to know children in our community who are waiting for their forever families. We facilitate matches with both state and private adoption agencies.
In our pilot year, we’ve had 15 STEM Saturdays, hosted three community events, held two week-long day camps, introduced kids to dozens of careers, partnered with local agencies, universities, and businesses, AND we matched FOUR forever families! The model works.