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 SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR BULLETINS, EMAILS AND NEWSLETTERS
(can be run at different times of the year)

  1. WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR FOSTER CHILDREN AND WAYS YOU CAN HELP?  Talk with experienced foster and adoptive parents who can answer questions and guide you through the system. Contact the Foster Care Navigator Program at 1.855-MICHKIDS  or  www.fcnp.org. or the Adoption Navigators at 800-589-6273. See pictures of our kids awaiting forever families at www.mare.org. Pray for them.
  2. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHILD AGES OUT OF THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM?  WHY IS THIS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE?
    1. 1 in 5 or more will become homeless after age 18.
    2. 7 of 10 women will be pregnant by their 21st birthday.
    3. Just half will be employed at 24.
    4. Fewer than 3% will earn a college degree by 25.
    5. 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within two years of leaving foster care**

 ** (from the Jim Casey Foundation, 2012)  For more information, speakers for your congregation or specific ways to help, contact the Foster Care Navigator Program at 1.855-MICHKIDS  or  www.fcnp.org. or the Adoption Navigators at 800-589-6273

  1. WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR 13,000 MICHIGAN CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE AND WAYS YOU CAN HELP?  Talk with experienced foster and adoptive parents who can answer questions and guide you through the system. Contact the Foster Care Navigator Program at 1.855-MICHKIDS ; www.fcnp.org. or the Adoption Navigators at 800-589-6273.
  2. MAY IS FOSTER CARE MONTH!  WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? See pictures of our kids awaiting forever families at www.mare.org. Pray for one or two of them every day during May.   Praying for a child just a minute a day can make a world of difference!

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