The Taylor Family
Michael, Mac, Pam, and Trent
Founders of Mercy for America's Children
Mercy for America’s Children is a North Carolina based nonprofit group advocating on behalf of children awaiting adoption in the U.S. Foster Care System by educating the public about the benefits of foster care adoption, reforming the adoption process, connecting waiting children to potential adoptive families, and supporting them through their adoption journey. Our philosophy towards foster youth and adoptive families can be summarized with our favorite acronynm:
Connect: Facilitate connections between older children in the Foster Care System and Potential Adoptive Families.
Advocate: Advocate for the needs of children awaiting adoption in the Foster Care System.
Reform: Work toward reformation of the current Foster Care System.
Educate: Educate the general public about the benefits of adopting older children from the Foster Care System.
Support: Support families considering Foster Care adoption before, during and after the process.
Mercy for America’s Children was founded in 2011 by Pam Taylor, who now serves as Executive Director. Pam and her husband Mac became passionate about the promotion of adoption through the U.S. Foster Care System after the successful completion of their family through the miracle of adoption. Their personal journey involved the addition of two amazing boys who were adopted at the ages of 7 and 9 after being trapped in the foster care system for nearly five years.
Throughout the adoption process, Pam became increasingly aware of the overwhelming needs within our U.S. Foster Care System. The frightening facts regarding the number of children within our system who never get adopted and age out at the age of 18 with virtually nothing, was staggering. Knowing that something must be done to help these children, the formation of Mercy for America’s Children began. When the word spread about the formation of this nonprofit, we quickly filled the Board of Directors positions with others who were also passionate about this issue. It was Pam’s dream to form a nonprofit organization to promote public awareness regarding the benefits of adopting through the foster care system, provide support to the children awaiting adoption in the foster care system , as well as providing guidance and support to those considering foster care adoption. Most importantly, Mercy for America’s Children plans to connect older children awaiting adoption to potential adoptive families through events in which face to face interaction can occur and forever families can be created.
It is the sincere wish of Mercy for America’s Children that we can truly make a difference in the lives of the 450,000 children currently in our Foster Care System waiting for a forever family. (check stats about kids available for adoption) They are often forgotten, but it is our goal to help create forever families for each of these unique and wonderful children who desire nothing more than stability and unconditional love. Adoption is a true blessing and Mercy for America’s Children will continually strive to assist others through this miraculous journey.