How can you assist Kingdom Development in fulfilling its purpose? #EndFamilylessness
Worldwide, there is an egregious, 14 million children each year, aging out of orphanages with no family to belong to and no place to call home. With a life expectancy of less than 30 years, these forsaken children must live a life where, according to studies, 15% commit suicide by age 18, 60% of girls engage in prostitution, and 70% of boys become hardened criminals.
Here in the U.S., there are roughly 100,000 children in the foster system awaiting adoption, where the average wait is nearly 3 years. Sadly, each year 23,000 children age out of the foster system, never finding a family. These traumatized young adults are more likely than those in the general population to not finish high school, be unemployed, and be dependent on public assistance. They are significantly more likely to commit crimes, abuse drugs, experience homelessness, develop PTSD, and become parents at an early age.