Wednesday's Child (WC)- Georgia is a partnership of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
, WAGA Fox 5 TV - Atlanta
, and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Permanency Unit.
An award winning program with a proven track record of success is part of the Dave Thomas Foundation’s national campaign to increase the number of adoptions of children in foster care.
The program started in Washington D.C. in 1992 and has expanded to five additional major cities including Atlanta. Each Wednesday, a child who is waiting to be adopted is profiled on the local evening news. During the Wednesday’s Child segment, viewers learn about a particular child’s hopes, dreams and needs. Wednesday’s Child puts a face on foster care and adoption that is hard to ignore and makes the children’s plight real. Through this program, many children have found loving, permanent homes. The youth featured on Wednesday’s Child are those in the most urgent need of a family. Many of these children are over the age of eight and have been in the foster care system for some time and desperately need a permanent place to call home.
It's My Turn Now Georgia (IMTNGA)
publicizes the need for permanent homes for children from the Georgia foster care system in hopes of bringing together caring parents and waiting children to make forever families. A photolisting of these children can be viewed under the Meet the Children tab at http://itsmyturnnow.dhs.ga.gov
is a photolisting tool for connecting foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States. Registration and participation on the site is FREE for home studied families, foster care and adoption professionals. Featured children can be viewed at www.adoptuskids.org.
Children Awaiting Parents (CAP)
is a national not for profit organization that recruits adoptive families for children in foster care. CAP’s photolisting www.capbook.org
has helped bring together more than 6,000 children and families over the last 39 years.
is committed to helping as many children as possible find loving, permanent homes. This program provides critical information to women facing crisis pregnancies, as well as, assist adoptees, birth parents to find birth families, and adoptive parents with making adoption dreams come true. They are especially committed to helping special needs children in the U.S. and around the world, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to find families. To learn more, visit www.adoption.com.
Posters of waiting children, special displays, church bulletin inserts and flyers are also used. Wednesday's Child (WC) responds to inquiries and assist in guiding prospective adoptive parents through the adoption process.