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Fact!

on December 7, 2011

Know much about foster care in the US? If not, fear not! Just strap yourself in and get ready for some fast facts:

 

  • Approximately 107,000 kids in foster care right now are ready and waiting to be adopted. These are children who are legally free for adoption–not waiting to possibly be reunited with their birth families.
  • There are all sorts of waiting children in foster care–from all races, backgrounds, ability levels, and family situations.
  • The average age of kids in foster care is 9.
  • Kids don’t come into foster care because they’re “bad.”
  • Many children come into foster care because they were abused, neglected, or abandoned by their birth families.
  • Adoption from foster care is inexpensive or free and includes tax credits and oftentimes continuing financial assistance.
  • You don’t have to be rich, married, straight, old, young, experienced parents, child-free, in perfect health, a stay-at-home parent, or own your own home in order to adopt.
  • Becoming licensed to adopt does not involve an extreme amount of time or effort.

 


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