In the U.S. alone, 397,122 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. Shockingly, adoption rates are dropping off, leaving more children than ever before awash in the foster care system. Each year, 30,000 foster kids age out of the foster care system in our country. Within 18 months, 93% of those 30,000 kids will be in prison, on drugs, homeless, human trafficked, or dead.
We hope that Forever Home will raise awareness about the heartbreaking realities of children in the foster system through a more intimate lens. We encourage our audience to donate to Camp Alendale, where all of the adopted Hasemeyer children have been attending throughout the years.
Camp Alandale is a non-profit organization that serves abused and negelected children, 4th-12th grade through a mountain camp program. It was founded in 1980 with the sole purpose of providing hope and healing for hurting children. Since then, Camp Alandale has been able to reach over 4,000 foster children through summer and winter camp programs, all free-of-charge to the child.
They rely solely upon the support of individuals, churches, foundations, and companies to run their summer and winter programs, so that money will never be an obstacle for any hurting child.