TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The job of a parent is an important role in a child’s life. It’s also a powerful role but not every child in the state of Indiana has a parent to turn to.
Several kids across the Hoosier state are stuck in foster homes waiting to be adopted.
News 10’s Brittany Earl spoke to one woman who dedicates her time and energy finding homes for these lost children.
Kristi Cundiff works for the Indiana Adoption Program.
Her job is to find parents willing to foster or adopt Hoosier kids. Cundiff tends to focus on older children or special needs children.
It’s an issue that continues to grow across the Wabash Valley – children who need homes and a chance to build a personal life-long connection with a parent who will show them love.
“We have more children in foster care that need homes and our community is wonderful and full of great people with big hearts and look at the need and look at the children that are waiting to have loving homes with fabulous parents in them – then we can match them up,” Cundiff said.
Cundiff speaks from the heart because she also speaks from experience. She and her husband adopted eight special needs children from the Indiana Adoption Program.
If you are interested in fostering or fostering to adopt but aren’t quiet sure, you can talk to Kristi Cundiff this Saturday at the ‘Kid Fit 2014 Program’ in Terre Haute.
The program is at the BTW Community Center in Terre Haute at 1101 S. 13th Street. There will be free activities, Zumba, snacks and take home prizes.
For more information on the ‘Kid Fit 2014 Program,’ contact Pam Burns at (812) 240 – 0655 or Mechell Waugh at (812) 236 – 7948.