December 15, 2016 | News
Stop the Bounce is an initiative to support those in foster care in need of a loving home by inspiring all to open their hearts. Stop the Bounce refers to the bounce that many foster care children experience as they go from foster home to foster home without finding permanency. This campaign was first initiated as a children’s book called Stop the Bounce, authored by the President of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), Dr. Christopher D. Long. As a father, Chris was motivated to write this book after his experience of adopting five boys from the New York City foster care system.
Our vision is that Stop the Bounce will facilitate a reduction in the amount of time children spend in foster care and increase the number of long term stable adoptions. Stop the Bounce supports existing foster care agencies by providing information to the public and potential adoptive parents to demystify the adoption process and offering post-adoption parent support training. In addition, Stop the Bounce will provide a forum for those affected by the foster care system to share their stories, experiences and ideas through blogs, interviews, podcasts and more.