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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Talking about adoption can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it's hard for you because you don't know what to say, or because you're afraid you'll say the wrong thing and hurt your child. Talking about adoption should not be a one-time conversation. This course gives you the tools you need to make talking about adoption part of your family's everyday life.
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If you're considering, or plannning, a trip to your child's birth country, many factors other than just travel influence how the trip goes. Hear directly from adopted persons and parents who have experienced homeland tours. They will share their personal experiences and feelings from preparation to the lasting impact of the their travels.
By using - and teaching others about - positive adoptive language, adoptive families help tear down adoption misconceptions. This article helps families understand which phrases and words are the most positive and why.