Kids in CareChildren in foster care come from a past of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. They have been removed from their biological homes by Child Protective Services (CPS). CPS's first goal is to preserve the family unit and take corrective measures to ensure the children and parents stay together. If conditions are not safe enough, the child is placed in the care of a relative. When the abuse is too severe, CPS goes to court and has the child legally removed from their biological parents and placed in foster care. As 1 out of every 207 children in North Texas is a foster child, the need for assistance is ever increasing. After being removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, foster children often have to start their lives over in a new place at a young age.
Friends of Wednesday's Child steps in to help make their new life in foster care a productive, nurturing experience, and to ensure that their needs are met. Friends of Wednesday's Child fulfills the specific needs of North Texas foster children when no one else can or will so they are able to have as normal a childhood as possible. Friends of Wednesday's Child 2014 Annual Report Friends of Wednesday's Child 2015 Annual Report
Friends of Wednesday’s Child brings hope and healing to children in foster care so they can overcome pasts of abuse and neglect and claim futures as confident, independent members of the community.