HELP CHILDREN FIND FOREVER FAMILIES ON A DAY FOR WEDNESDAY’S CHILD—APRIL 10, 2019
CBS4 TEAMS UP WITH 97.3 KBCO TO HELP KIDS FIND LOVING HOMES
Originally Published in CBS4, KCNC-TV Denver by Danielle Dascalos on February 20, 2019
Denver has teamed up with 97.3 KBCO and The Adoption Exchange to help raise funds and recognition for children in foster care by hosting A Day for Wednesday’s Child on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 showcasing Colorado children waiting for adoption and children who have been adopted.
CBS4 anchor Britt Moreno will host the 2019 edition of A Day for Wednesday’s Child with coverage during all newscasts—CBS4 Morning News from 4:30 a.m. until 7 a.m., CBS4 News at noon, CBS4 News at 5 p.m., CBS4 News at 6 p.m., CBS4 News at 6:30 p.m. and CBS4 News at 10 p.m. Viewers will be updated on adopted children and introduced to many children waiting for homes. CBS4 Viewers and 97.3 KBCO listeners are encouraged to call for adoption information and phone in pledges.
“For more than 30 years CBS4 has supported The Adoption Exchange by featuring a child waiting for a home on our Wednesday newscasts,” CBS4 General Manager Walt DeHaven said. “We are honored to continue this long-standing partnership and delighted that KBCO will join us again this year to raise funds and awareness on A Day for Wednesday’s Child.”
A Day for Wednesday’s Child is a day-long event that includes a phone bank at CBS4 and news information throughout the day on CBS4 and KBCO featuring available children, family success stories, information on The Adoption Exchange and a celebration of adoptive families.
KBCO added, “We are proud to partner with CBS4 on the 2019 A Day for Wednesday’s Child in the hope that more families can be brought together and connected through awareness. We can’t wait to introduce our listeners to these great kids and help make a difference in their lives.”
According to The Adoption Exchange, approximately 427,190 children are in foster care in the United States and approximately 123,457 children are waiting for adoption. Currently in Colorado, more than 5,000 children are in foster care and over 250 children are waiting to be adopted. Last year, almost 20,000 children nationwide were emancipated from states’ care without ever having found a permanent family. Fifty percent of the youth who emancipate will end up homeless within six months because they are unprepared to live independently and have little social support.
The Adoption Exchange is working to create a world where no child must wait in foster care. The Adoption Exchange officially opened its doors in 1983, the non-profit organization has helped connect nearly 9,376 children with loving homes and has served more than 83,000 foster, adoptive, and inquiring families.
A Day for Wednesday’s Child helps raise enough money to provide basic recruitment services for more than 50 children in need of loving, permanent homes each year.
For more information, call 303-861-4444, visit www.cbsdenver.com or contact The Adoption Exchange at 303.755.4756 or 800.451.5246.