The Dave Thomas Foundation is offering a series of DVD’s about adoption free to the public. The videos focus primarily on adopting children from the foster care system, with facts and firsthand stories.
The DVD’s include:
Watch six children’s lives change in 2 1/2 minutes. A powerful first-person account of foster care adoption.
A Place to Call Home
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Children’s Action Network are pleased to introduce a new, short film hosted by Henry Winkler. It features four heartwarming stories about families formed through foster care adoption — perfect for sharing with potential adoptive parents! Length: 15 minutes. Maximum quantity: 5
Every Child is Adoptable
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption knows that every child waiting in foster care is adoptable and that every child deserves a permanent and loving family. To help all those involved in the foster care adoption experience, the Foundation has created an important new video. “Every Child is Adoptable” presents three distinct and critical voices of foster care adoption: adopted teens, adoptive parents and the frontline adoption professionals. Listen to these voices of experience and their impact on foster care adoption.
Finding Forever Families
In the United States and Canada, thousands of children are legally freed for adoption. These children are often considered unadoptable because of their age, race, physical or emotional handicap or desire to be placed with siblings. This video dispels the myth that any child is unadoptable and provides best practices on how to recruit families for children based on the child’s desires and needs. Length: 35 minutes. Maximum quantity: 5
Pathways to Permanence
This is an educational video providing a general overview and introduction to the effective permanency planning techniques of successful mediation programs. This video is targeted toward agency personnel, adoption and foster care workers, adoption and foster families, service providers, community groups, and educational institutions.
Through the Eyes of the Child
This is an introductory video presenting the issues related to the foster care system and special needs adoption with an emphasis from the perspective of the children. This video is targeted toward individuals and groups focused on permanency for children waiting in the foster care system.
There are over 100,000 children in the foster care system in the United States who are eligible for adoption. There are approximately 400 foster care children looking for homes in Minnesota. See MN ADOPT for more information about adopting in Minnesota.