stopthewaitIn 2014, Community Ambassadors launched Stop The Wait, a grass-roots initiative dedicated to the general cause of connecting local families with local waiting orphans in Cuyahoga County. We accomplish this mission through the following four efforts:

  1. BUILD – To build awareness of the current foster and adoptive care crisis in Cuyahoga County.
  2. EDUCATE – To educate on the process of becoming a foster or adoptive parent.
  3. PROVIDE – To provide area churches and organizations tools that will help to build awareness among their constituents.
  4. CONNECT – To connect prospective foster or adoptive parents to resources and local supports.

The Stop The Wait initiative has its own website here:

If you or your organization would like to participate or collaborate with this initiative in any way, please contact us by email at or by phone at 216-200-7030.

fosteradoptSteps to Becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent

Have you ever considered fostering or adopting a child, but didn’t know where to begin? Click below to learn how you can become a foster or adoptive parent to a local child in need. Your first step may be closer than you think.

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Stop The Wait Flyer

Click on the following graphic to download a Stop The Wait PDF flyer. Feel free to distribute and help build awareness.


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    Community Ambassadors
    PO Box 470040
    Broadview Heights, OH 44147
    (216) 200-7030