Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Interview: Angie Harmon speaks out for LA's foster kids

From Los Angeles Confidential:

We’ve all heard stories of celebrities adopting children from impoverished nations around the world. But here’s something you may not know: Los Angeles County has the highest number of kids in foster care of any county in America. At least one actress is dedicated to helping them through The Alliance for Children’s Rights, which provides children in or at risk of entering foster care with legal, social, and educational services. For the last four years, Angie Harmon has served on the nonprofit’s board. A devoted mother to three daughters of her own, the Rizzoli & Isles actress (the third season of her TNT hit debuts this summer) has also been instrumental in creating an annual mentoring event to help impart life skills to children in foster care, and on March 1, she’ll be on hand to celebrate the foundation’s 20th anniversary at a dinner gala at The Beverly Hilton.

Why did you decide to get involved with helping kids in foster care?
Anything that has to do with children and aiding them is something I’m really passionate about. I know a lot of actors who’ve adopted, and I understand going to another country to adopt a child—our system is definitely not the easiest way to go, so I get that. But so many of our own here at home are hurting.

Read the rest of the interview HERE.
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