Raising awareness of the need for adoptive families

You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent

Our National Adoption Recruitment Campaign promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the 118,000 children and teens waiting to be adopted.

This year’s campaign highlights the need for families for teens and shows prospective parents the many special “firsts” there are to share with teens—from first dates to losing a first big game to getting a driver’s license. Of the more than 5,000 children in foster care actively photolisted on adoptuskids.org, 43 percent are 15–18 years old.

The PSAs end with the tagline, “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent,” reassuring parents that even if they are not perfect, they can provide the stability and security that teens in foster care need and deserve.

The National Adoption Recruitment Campaign is a partnership of AdoptUSKids, the Children’s Bureau, and the Ad Council.

Watch all the campaign videos on the AdoptUSKids YouTube channel.

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