When I started posting about Adoption and Foster care in 2009 on Wednesday's I didn't realize that meteorologist Janice Huff, hosts a program with Wednesday in the title. Wednesday is the day of the week that some find hopeful by calling it hump day and it's a day for others that could be done without. It's smack dab in the middle of the week and a blockage to the weekend.
Children who are waiting to be adopted are often forgotten about and ignored. Today I would like to spotlight Wednesday's Child and the Freddie Mac Foundation.
According to NYC.gov In April 1999 the Freddie Mac Foundation teamed up with WNBC 4 and the Administration for Children's Services to bring Wednesday's Child to New York City. Wednesday's Child, an award-winning program with a proven track record of success, began in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 1992. Its phenomenal success there encouraged the Freddie Mac Foundation to expand the program to other cities around the country.
The Foundation invests in programs that improve the lives of children in foster care by helping them find adoptive homes. We also fund programs that help young people leaving the foster system find housing and become self-sufficient, successful adults.More about Freddie Mac Foundation
Special programs include:
· The Freddie Mac Foundation's Wednesday's Child, a televised adoption program in five cities that's found permanent homes for more than 1300 children in foster care.
· The Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery, featuring compelling photos of children in foster care in need of adoption. The exhibit can be viewed online and throughout the community.
· The Freddie Mac Foundation Adoption Expo, an annual event that provides a wealth of information on adoption for our community.
· National Adoption Day, which raises awareness of the thousands of foster children in need of permanent homes. As a founding sponsor, we're proud to continue this annual tradition. Over the years, more than 20,000 foster care adoptions have been finalized on National Adoption Day.
The Foundation also supports the foster care and adoption work of D.C.-area nonprofits, including:
· Court Appointed Special Advocate programs across the metropolitan Washington, D.C., region, which recruit and train community volunteers to serve as advocates for foster children.
· The Children's Law Center of Washington, D.C., which recruits hundreds of pro bono lawyers to provide free legal services to foster, adoptive and kin families to help them provide permanency for children in their care.