At the end of 2016, The CALL actively recruited, trained and supported families in 41 counties. In addition, 6 counties were in process, getting ready to launch soon!
Together with the Central Arkansas Orphan Coalition, The CALL made possible the annual HOPE Conference that was held at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, March 4 and 5.
Over 400 families and volunteers participated, allowing many of them to complete their needed 15 hours of continuing education.
A lot of focus is on recruiting and training new families to foster and adopt. But The CALL doesn’t stop there. In many ways, once a home is opened for foster or adoption, that’s when the real work starts. To help families succeed for the long haul with their foster or adoptive kids, The CALL held 126 support events around the state in 2016.
The concept of family is incredibly strong and we all need somewhere to belong, not just for holidays, but for doing life. We’re thrilled that 113 children were adopted by families recruited by The CALL in 2016.
On September 10 The CALL opened its doors in Pike & Montgomery Counties.
The CALL came to 2 counties on February 16: Garland and Hot Spring. The 2 counties will have one team working hard to increase the number of foster families and adoptive homes.
The CALL officially came to Polk County on February 19, 2016.
In the course of 45 training events held in churches around the state, 332 families completed the required training to become a foster or adoptive family.
As 2016 ended, there were 634 open foster homes and 161 open adoptive homes, recruited by The CALL. In addition, 627 families were in the certification process.