"I am David and I am 16 years old. I am living in a residential treatment center but I am almost ready to be discharged because I am doing so well here. The problem is I don’t have a family yet to go to. My social worker has sent my information out to lots of agencies but so far no one has come forward. I think they are worried that I will act out again. But I now know that things that happened to me when I was little affected me and then I did things that weren’t safe.  I love sports and hope I get a family who will get me on a baseball or basketball team. I also hope I move to a family with a dog or they will get me a dog. I think animals can help you cope with life. They love you no matter what you do as long as you don’t hurt them. If you know of any one please call my C2Adopt worker, I don’t have much time before I guess I’ll be too old for a family." 

David is like so many children longing for the love of a family.  This is one of the many reasons I am involved with C2Adopt.  During the period from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, we are running a campaign called “Building Family Ties” to help with the important work done by C2Adopt in helping these kids and families both before and after adoption.  As a person directly helped by C2Adopt, I encourage you to donate to this worthy organization during this campaign.  My goal is to raise $2,500.00 and any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.