– The goal of this walk/run is to celebrate adoptive parents, birth parents who make an adoption plan, and individuals who are adopted. We also wish to call attention to these Iowa facts:

• approximately 880 youth are legally eligible for adoption from foster care

• more foster parents and respite caregivers are needed

-Our efforts are important because in the United States, approximately 2.4 million people are adopted and 101, 719 children are waiting to be adopted from foster care. Moreover, millions of individuals are interested in adopting infants, but only 9,000 to 12,000 infant adoptions occur each year.

– The exact date is to be determined , but will be some time in November!

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