Right now, about 9,000 Tennessee kids are waiting for a foster family and the clock is ticking. When those kids become adults, they are left to create their own families. Many struggle to navigate adulthood alone.
Some of the children we feature in our Forever Family segments have experienced trauma, grief and loss in their young lives. But a loving caring family determined to help can make a huge difference. Today we meet 12-year-old Conner who needs love, nurturing and stability.?
It is our sincere hope our forever family reports can help save children and build families. We have a follow up on a family that went from no kids at home to four in just three years. This is the Burnett family.
Over the years we've covered many stories in the news of people who overcome the low expectations of the "experts." The boy we meet in today's Forever Family is considered special needs but he is making great progress.
Older adoptable children hope more than anything they'll get to be part of a forever family.
Today we meet 17-year-old Shianne, who will be a wonderful and positive addition to a supportive forever family.
This time of year we are more keenly aware of the importance of family. And children without parents are more keenly aware of what they're missing. Today's adoptable child is 11-year-old Lydia who longs for a family to call her own.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The greatest Christmas gift you can give a child is a home. We are celebrating this week with the Burnetts of Chattanooga. They saw our Forever Family story about Chris and A.J.