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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You know talking about adoption is important -- but sometimes life isn't that agreeable. A complicated story, a lack of facts or information that's hard to share with your child can make talking about adoption really tough.
Join Jayne Schooler as she discusses how to tackle tough talks when:
Our expert is joined by Carmen Knight, an adult adopted person. Carmen gives real life examples of how her parents incorporated adoption into her life – even when it wasn't an easy task.
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