Opening our homes up to a stranger.
Opening up our hearts to certain pain.
In 2014, in Oklahoma, the monthly average for children residing in out-of-home care (foster homes, shelters, next-of-kin) was 11,483.
The number of foster homes at the end of 2014 in Oklahoma was just 6,294.
40-50% of children in foster care will not go on to graduate high school.
80% of our prison population in the United States was once in foster care.
(You can find this data to verify my facts here and here.)