FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Every year more than 4,000 kids in Illinois will enter the foster care system and one organization hopes to find each one of those children a safe and secure family to care for them.
Children's Home and Aid has been in Illinois for 130 years working to ensure the welfare of kids. The organization helps families with national and international adoptions plus provides education and counseling services. The group does between 50 and 60 adoptions a year. Most of those are when foster parents adopt their foster kids, so more families are always needed.
"Sometimes the children don't say thank you when they're six years old, they say thank you when they're 36 years old and they come back and want to be foster parents themselves. We just have to go through our stages of life and sometimes were not ready to say thank you until we really understand what that family did to us," Peggy Franklin, Children’s Home and Aid Adoptions Director, said.
For more information about adoption, go to http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/