all kids deserve this

Children NEED Parents seeks to raise awareness of the crisis with displaced children in the United States; those in foster care and other child-caring systems.

There are more than 1,000,000 children in our country who needlessly find themselves with no functional family. Data shows, however, that there are more than enough families willing and able to provide the support, guidance, and love that these children are living without. There is much misinformation and many preconceived notions that contribute to this problem. We need to correct this and get families for EVERY child. We are looking for you to help bring attention to this problem by signing our petition which will be used to garner the resources to allow this to happen.

One of our objectives is to generate 5,000,000 signatures on a petition.
This will demonstrate a groundswell of public opinion which will in turn authorize policy makers to do the difficult work of changing the systems that surround the kids.

Another objective is to spread awareness of the problem and discuss solutions.
We do that through our monthly Coffee Chats, which are 30 minute Zoom meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 7:30 PM.

Please help the kids by signing the petition -
click here.


If you are interested in joining our Coffe Chats, please contact TerryTaffe29@gmail.com for the zoom info.

For more detailed information on displaced children - click here.


In 2019, 47% of children who exited foster care were reunited with parent's or primary caretakers.

There are 1,000,000+ displaced children in this country. These are children who are in the care of no one, who are not being raised by a family. They may live in foster houses, group facilities, or on the streets.

By “displaced children” we refer to children who are not currently being cared for by at least one mature adult in a committed, lifelong, legally secure relationship. No one has their back- no one has claimed them. No adult with the power to protect….

Families often need some support, but social supports are more effective (and cheaper) than displacing the children from parental care.

Our country's displaced children can go home.

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“Angie” has been in 24 different foster houses and group homes . . . she’s 14.

Why? Lack of resources, fundamental misinformation, and wrong assumptions. Let’s stop “giving” kids to the state. Our aim is to bring this to the attention of both the public and policy makers so we can bring these children home. We have a realistic hope that the day will come when there will be no displaced children among us.


When this isn’t practical or possible we look to our community.

If only 1% of our families step forward, all our children will have homes. Many recent developments are making this more possible than ever.

  • Best Practices have improved both by utilizing technology to share information between agencies and by recognizing that all kind of families can fit with all kinds of children.
  • The legal structure has improved to be more aware of the psychological effects of displacement on children.
  • Families are more adaptable. Adoption takes many forms and families come in many shapes.
  • Public communications have been improved. We’ve begun to introduce the kids to the public - instead of hiding them away.

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