Happy Good Friday to you!
I write to you today with a heavy heart, knowing that far too many children are lost and forgotten in a cold and uncaring foster care system that has been built off the backs of our children. There are simply too many people whose livelihood depend on children being removed from their homes, often from good, loving parents.
If you have lost a child to the foster care system or to state adoption efforts after being stripped of your parental rights — we need you! Do you know someone who lost their child through no fault of their own? We need you as well.
As a matter of fact, we need every individual who cares about the well-being of children to help.
A Nationwide Mother’s Day Protest is a peaceful, meaningful way to share your concern and let your voice be heard.
We are asking you to take a few minutes out of your day to take a baby doll, stuffed animal or teddy bear to your local courthouse, family court building, or state building and drop it on the sidewalk, as a memorial to our lost generation of children. Please attach a note with a summary of your own story (or a friend’s story) along with your request for a federal investigation.
Ask your friends and family to participate. Please take one toy for each child you know personally that is in the system or has been in the system. We can show the children that they have not been forgotten and our legislators will know that we are watching and will not sit by and allow the lives of innocent children to be forever changed.
Won’t you please speak up? Be a voice for the children on May 9, 2010.