Right now in Clark County 120 foster children are ready and waiting for adoption.
If they don’t find a permanent home, studies show these children will become adults who are more likely to be homeless, impoverished and incarcerated.
More than 60 people hoping to prevent that at the Dr. Beth Howe Center in Las Vegas on Friday morning. For more than two hours the group of elected officials, social workers and business leaders discussed how to close the adoption gap.
“I guarantee you there’s 120 families out there that are looking for purpose and meaning in their lives,” said Brian Knudsen, chairman of the Las Vegas advisory board for Adoption Exchange, a Denver-based nonprofit. “There is opportunity there.”