(WJBK) - The Forever Home Run is a chance for children who are looking for a forever home to meet prospective parents in a lighthearted and fun atmosphere.
The 5K is on October 14 at Beautifful Savior Lutheran Church in Bloomfield Hills. Fifteen kids in the foster care system will participate in the run.
With approximately 3,000 children in Michigan's foster care system awaiting adoptive families, the Forever Home Run was created in 2014 as an opportunity to build awareness of the need for kids in foster care to find adoptive homes, especially older children, sibling groups and medically-fragile youth.
Lena Wilson, Executive Director of Adoption for Samaritas, which oversees Lutheran Adoption Service, joins us in studio to tell us more about their services and the run. You can hear from her in the video player above.
For more information on the Forever Home Run, visit www.foreverhomerun.com.