June Bond | Orphans in Our Midst
Few people understand that there are thousands of orphaned children in our state and our country that need the help of dedicated people that help them to become productive adults in spite of their lack of responsible parents. These children are legally free and remain in “the system.” We need to mobilize our village to help these children.
June Bond has devoted her entire professional career to child/family advocacy in the adoption area. She is a national speaker that addresses the unique needs of the adoption triad- birth families, adopted children, and adoptive parents. In addition, she has published over 40 articles that address the adoption community. She has been awarded the Congressional Adoption Angel Award, as well as the SC Adoption Advocate. She is the Executive Director of Adoption Advocacy. She also serves on the Foster Care Review Board, as well as working as a Guardian Ad Litem in the Family Court System.
Her favorite motto is “There are no unwanted children —- Just unfound families.” Her speaking topic, “Orphans in Our Midst” highlights that 1) there are over 100,000 children in the US foster care system waiting to be adopted in a forever home and 2) how everyday people can bring these children to the attention of potential families. As she quips, ” you do not have to go across the ocean to find an orphan — the are right in our back door.”
- CATEGORY 2018