Latrobe Bulletin, The Gift of Adoption Latrobe Bulletin, The Gift of Adoption
Latrobe Bulletin, The Gift of Adoption, Wednesday, November 9, 2022
November is National Adoption Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, there are over 114,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted who are at risk of aging out of foster care without permanent family connections. For children who were formerly part of the foster and adoptive system, there is an acute awareness of how foster care and adoption can potentially change someone’s life. This was the case for Rebecca Mease. Having been a youth in the foster care system, Rebecca always knew she wanted to one day give back to another child in need. With the support of her husband, Drew, and Adelphoi, a nonprofit organization in Latrobe that offers adoption services for kids waiting for a forever home, life was able to come full circle.