Hank and Allison Didier live in Orlando, FL and have volunteered their time in the past to supporting people adjusting to and living with traumatic injuries.

Stats show 10K+ NC kids in foster care, numbers keep rising

Stats show 10K+ NC kids in Foster Care, Numbers Keep Rising

A growing number of children in North Carolina need a permanent home, according to new numbers released from the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina. “Our focus right now is to reverse those trends. We really believe that one child without a permanent family is one too many,” said Matt Anderson, senior director of advocacy and development for CHS, which is the largest private adoption agency in the state.

Children spend only half as much time playing outside as their parents did

Children spend only half as much time playing outside as their parents did

National Trust survey also found that nine out of 10 parents would prefer offspring to spend childhood connecting with nature. Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside, a survey suggests. While more than four-fifths (83%) of parents questioned thought it was important their children learned to use technology, nine out of 10 would prefer them to spend their childhood outdoors, developing a connection with nature.