What You Need To Know Before You Adopt an Older Child From Foster Care

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It’s National Foster Care Month, which means that we need to do everything we can to pay MORE notice to the thousands upon thousands of kids who are trapped in the foster care system. In the United States, there are over 400,000 children who are in foster care. The goal of foster care is temporary – if at all possible, children should be returned to their families. But what many people don’t realize is that … Read More

Generous Gift from Elly’s Angels Assists with Placement of Baby Samuel

The holiday season and New Year is a time of reflection, and it is also a time to pay it forward. Adoption STAR is proud of the support we have provided other non-profits and for the work we do in the community. We are also very proud to have developed scholarship opportunities. For many years the Adoption STAR board of directors discussed creating scholarship opportunities for people interested in adoption as well as individuals personally … Read More

8 Things You Might Not Know About Adopting an Older Child

Are you considering adopting an older child? Adopting an older child can be a wonderful way to expand and grow your family. It can also be a great way to provide familial support and build a relationship with a child or teen who is in need of a forever family. In 2015, over 425,000 children were in foster care, as reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. … Read More

The National Health Emergency YOU Can Help Fight

On Thursday, October 26th, President Trump declared the Opioid Epidemic a National Health Emergency. The thing is, this National Health Emergency is hitting us very close to home. It’s fueled a foster care crisis that needs immediate attention. According to the Buffalo News, “The number of children separated from their parents due to threat of imminent harm exceeded 2,000 last year, more than anytime this decade.” More than 2,000 children… Let that sink in for … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Adoption STAR’s Open House

We know that you’re busy and have a lot going on in your everyday lives, but we hope that you’ll find the time to visit us during our Open House on November 8th, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Truly, we would be THRILLED to see you there with your friends, family, and even colleagues. Since November is National Adoption Month, we’ve completely stacked our Open House schedule with tons of incredible activities that you’ll be … Read More