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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Secure parent-child attachments are essential to healthy child development, but often adoption can present challenges to the process.
World renowned attachment expert Dr. Dan Hughes shares family centered strategies on how to connect to your child as a toddler, tween and teen. Dr. Hughes is joined by Lynn Wetterberg, Executive Director of ATTACh. Lynn discusses finding attachment related resources and adoption competent professional support.