Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Considering Foster Adoption
There are about 500,000 children in foster care right now.
According to 2006 statistics, 79,000 children in foster care were available for adoption.
A child in foster care will live, on average, in three different homes.
Each year, almost 25,000 children "age out" of foster care. Many of these young adults wind up unemployed and even homeless.
81.5 million Americans (40 percent) have considered adopting a child. If just one in 500 of these adults who considered adoption actually adopted, every waiting child in foster care would have a permanent family.
Just something to think about. :-)