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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Adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity presents challenges families may not expect. Sharing in the wisdom and collective experiences of adopted persons and adoptive parents with transracial families, this course will help parents considering adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity than their own:
This package includes 5 courses for a total of 9.5 credit hours of training on topics required for Bethany Christian Services.
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!
This package includes the courses Adopted: The Identity Project, Conspicuous Families, Finding The Missing Pieces, Open Adoption 101, and The Journey of Attachment and the recorded webinar: Attachment-focused Parenting: Create a PLACE with your Children for a total of 9.5 credit hours of training on topics required for Forever Bound Adoption.
This package includes 8 courses for a total of 12 credit hours of training on topics required for adoption from China by the Hague Convention. 22% discount when you purchase as a package!
This package includes 5 courses for a total of 10 credit hours of training on topics required for international adoption by the Hague Convention. 17% discount when you purchase as a package.
Join us for a moderated panel of people who were transracially placed. Our panelists come from varied backgrounds. Some were adopted internationally while others were adopted as infants domestically or through the foster care system.
They will reflect back to their childhood as well as comment on their current feelings about being transracially adopted.