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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Focusing specifically on the treatment of women considering an adoption plan for their baby, this course covers social workers' ethical considerations in infant adoption. Key principles of social work and child welfare are explored and then applied to real life scenarios.
This course will help professionals:
"I really enjoyed this presentation. I retired as the social worker for the perinatal and obstetrics unit in a major hospital working in that department for 15 years. I intend to call the unit tomorrow and ask the manager to have all the social workers and the nursing staff to take this course. Thanks for your help."
- Agnes A. Owens, ACSW, Morning Star Adoption Center
As your child grows and learns more about her story, she will have more questions, concerns and feelings about adoption. Understanding those emotions and feelings is essential to helping your child build a healthy identity. But how do you learn how to best support her? Ask someone who's been there!