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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"This was the most valuable 90 minutes we have spent since beginning the adoption process!"-Adoptive Family
A discussion with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW on how to help your child succeed at school. Circumstances prior to adoption often cause adopted children to experience school, among other things, in a different framework than other kids. Orphanage care, foster care or prenatal exposure are all events that can affect behavior as a child grows.
Heather presents tips and strategies on how to help your child be more successful at school, therefore easing some of the stress at home.
Download Heather T. Forbes' presentation on how to help your adopted child succeed at school.