There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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A guided discussion on the impact adoption has on identity formation. A panel of adult adoptees share personal stories from their childhood and teenage years, reflecting back on how adoption factored into their identity formation. Lead by Dr. Gina Samuels, a researcher, educator and adopted person, the panel gives adoptive parents practical insight into how they can best support their children to form a healthy sense of self.
Download Dr. Gina Samuels' presentation on the impact adoption has on identity formation.