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A DAY FOR WEDNESDAY’S CHILD

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th

All Day on CBS4

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On Wednesday, April 8th, “A Day for Wednesday’s Child” will be broadcast throughout the day during each of CBS4’s newscasts beginning at 4:30 a.m. and running through the 10 p.m. newscast.  There will be feature stories about “Wednesday’s Children” who are waiting for adoption, family success stories, and former Wednesday’s children who have been adopted.

Visit a participating Wendy’s restaurant in Denver Metro, Northern Colorado or Mountains (I-70 corridor) area on April 8TH from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wendy’s will donate 10 percent of all sales to “A Day for Wednesday’s Child” benefiting The Adoption Exchange.  To see a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

In Colorado, more than 5,000 children are in foster care and hundreds of these children are available for adoption. Last year, more than 20,000 children nationwide were emancipated from states’ care without ever having found a permanent family.  According to a recent major study from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, children who age out of the foster care system are highly likely to be chronically unemployed, experience homelessness, be convicted of a crime and need to receive government assistance in order to meet basic needs. The study estimates lifetime costs to society at more than $300,000 per child. When multiplied by 20,000 children, the societal cost exceeds $6 billion.

Since The Adoption Exchange officially opened its doors in 1983, the non-profit organization has helped connect 7,817 children with loving homes and responds to approximately 20,000 adoption inquiries each year from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 64 foreign countries.  In support of The Adoption Exchange, CBS4 has featured a Wednesday’s Child — a child waiting for a home each Wednesday for more than 30 years on CBS4 News.

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