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The average age for the children in foster care was 9.7 years. Average length of stay in foster care was 27.2 months. The largest percentage of children (47 percent) were in a nonrelative foster family home. Forty-nine percent had a case goal of reunification. 123,000 were awaiting adoption, down from 132,000 in FY 2007. (Children's Bureau AFCARS report, Fiscal Year 2008)

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Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate

Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate

Advocacy begins even before a child joins her adoptive family and continues throughout her childhood. Though this course focuses specifically on the needs of adoptive and prospective adoptive parents in Illinois, many of the tips and techniques presented are useful to all parents, biological and adoptive, no matter where they live.

This course helps adoptive parents:

  • Understand why they are the best advocate for their adopted child
  • Identify the information needed to develop a complete file of their child's history
  • Determine their family's current need for services and project possible future needs
  • Recognize resources available to their child and determine eligibility requirements
  • Match their child's and family's needs with available resources

Upon completion of this course, you may purchase a certificate for $35.

This product is part of the following package:

Domestic Infant Adoption Package - 16 Credit Hours

A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. 20% discount when you purchase as a package!

Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate
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