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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Many Arkansas children have no family and no place to truly call home. At any given time, over 500 children in Arkansas are in foster care in need of adoption.
Here at Today's THV we share stories of foster children waiting for a forever home in our Place to Call Home segments.
And now a new organization is doing it's part to to help find a place to call home for every child that is waiting.
Project Zero's mission is to enrich the lives of children in foster care and raise awareness that many of these children can be adopted.
Some children are in the foster care system for a short time while others - those whose parents have given up custody - are available to adopt. Project Zero wants to help find these kids their forever families.
Christie Erwin is a foster care adoption advocate and founder of Project Zero.
"Our goal is a pretty substantial one and that's to have zero kids waiting on their forever family," says Erwin. "We're trying to go about that in different ways. One is to raise awareness...and the second part is to build relationships with kids that are waiting."
Once a month Project zero organizes an event for the children currently in foster care.
"We've done dance classes, Travelers games, just fun things that build their self-esteem," says Caryl Watson.
You can find pictures of children waiting to be adopted at ProjectZero.com and learn more on how you can help by donating money and/or your time.