Susan Peters has a passion: Securing a forever home for Kansas children in need of adoption. The longtime Wichita television news anchor and is re-launching an expanded “Susan’s Kids.” “Susan’s Kids” are featured on television and social media, resulting in a surprising success rate for adoption. This is an initiative that has been successful in finding forever homes for more than 30 percent of the featured children.
With the sponsorship of local business philanthropists, Bruce Harris of A-OK Charities, Saint Francis Community Services, and Brad Pistotnik Law, Susan will once again be able to run television messages spotlighting children in need of adoption.
Susan’s Kids began in 2000 as a weekly/then monthly segment during the local news broadcast.
“Within a year of those segments airing, 35 percent of those kids had been matched, placed or adopted,” says Corey Lada of the Kansas Children’s Service League.”
Those segments will now air on all three local network affiliates, along with longer versions on susanskids.org and other locations on the Internet.
“I believe these children deserve to have their story told,” says Peters. “They deserve every opportunity to find a loving, caring home, before they “age-out” of the system and are left with nothing. Now, we can watch for profiles of these deserving kids on local TV stations, on you tube, and on various social media.”
For more information about Susan’s Kids visit susanskids.org.