3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP
REGISTER FOR CAMP
When you register for a session of a summer day or overnight camp, a percentage of your tuition is dedicated to helping kids in foster families in Texas attend Kidventure Camp.
DONATE AT REGISTRATION
When you register your child for camp, you will have the option to support a foster child at any amount you choose. See the ‘Options’ section for your donation.
Don’t have a child going to camp? Perhaps you just want to sponsor a foster child and make a dream come true – no worries. Simply Venmo to @Kidventure-Camp.
TEXAS FOSTER CARE FACTS
In Texas, there are approximately 17,500 children currently in foster care. They range in age from birth to 17 years of age. They come from all races and economic backgrounds. At the end of the day, they are all children and deserve a home and the opportunity to be loved and thrive.
70% of foster kids would like to go to college, yet less than 15% will actually go.
34 months is the average number of months a foster child waits for adoption.
75% of foster youth experience 7 or more school changes (K-12)
1 in 5
1 in 5 of foster kids will become homeless by the age of 18
FOSTER CARE CHANGES LIVES
Foster and Adoptive parents can be married, single, divorced, or widowed and come from all income levels. Some foster-adoptive parents work-full time, stay at home, or are retired. For families who work full-time, there is daycare assistance available to help with that cost.
The average time a child spends in foster care is just over a year. More than half of the children in foster care will be reunified with their biological parents or primary caregivers and one quarter will be adopted, many by their foster parents.
Becoming a foster parent doesn’t mean you are committed to fostering for the rest of your life. It means that you are committed to being a meaningful part of a child’s life. Many foster parents stand in the gap while the child’s primary caregivers get the help and services they need to be the best parent possible for their children. Foster parents play an important role in helping the child transition back home, or to a relative, when safe and appropriate.