Richmond, Va 23226
Office: (804) 308-5946

100,000 American Kids Need Families!

100,000 American Kids Need Families!

Connecting Hearts & Debbie Johnston, Virginia’s Adoption Champion & CEO of Care Advantage, Inc.

10041 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA, 23235 |
Phone: (804) 308-5946
Contact: Ericca Facetti                  Phone: (804) 308-5946                 Email:

100,000 US Kids Need Families – Help with #100kHands2Adopt

RICHMOND, Va., November 18, 2015 – There are over 100,000 children in the United States right now without a permanent, loving home. They wait in the foster care system to find the right forever family. Likewise, there are 100,000 families with room in their homes and hearts. The problem? The later doesn’t know the former needs them. Connecting Hearts wants to change that with #100kHands2Adopt.

Connecting Hearts started the #100kHands2Adopt social media initiative for Adoption Month. This November, bring attention to the 100k US kids who need a forever family! Draw a “hand turkey” to represent our waiting kids. “Lend a hand” by posting your drawing to social media along with the hashtag #100kHands2Adopt. Include an inspirational message that we can share with children in care. Challenge your friends and family to do the same.

The initiative will hopefully bring attention to the kids and spark the interest of their future families! We will be sharing the hands and inspirational messages with kids at our Thanksgiving Celebration. Pasture restaurant in Richmond is graciously hosting Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26th for 80 current and former foster care youth. There are still openings available, so if you would like to participate or volunteer, please contact Ericca Facetti at

It is the responsibility of the community to protect and care for our children! We must take action to ensure our children have bright futures. This initiative will spread much needed awareness about our kids. By simply posting a #100kHands2Adopt hand turkey to social media, you could potentially help change a child’s life!

Connecting Hearts in Virginia – A Deborah J Johnston Charity is an adoption and foster care support nonprofit lead by Virginia’s Governor-appointed Adoption Champion Debbie Johnston. Connecting Hearts ensures that every child in Virginia has the opportunity for a loving home through addressing support needs across the state, partnering with other organizations, spreading awareness, and advocating. Virginia is home to over 5,000 children in foster care and over 860 children are waiting to be adopted.

To learn more about the available kids, call 1-800-DO-ADOPT or visit For more information about Connecting Hearts and to learn how you can get involved, visit or connect at or

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