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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Advocacy begins even before a child joins her adoptive family and continues throughout her childhood. Though this course focuses specifically on the needs of adoptive and prospective adoptive parents in Illinois, many of the tips and techniques presented are useful to all parents, biological and adoptive, no matter where they live.
This course helps adoptive parents:
Upon completion of this course, you may purchase a certificate for $35.
A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. 20% discount when you purchase as a package!
This package includes the courses: Adopting the Older Child, Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, The Journey of Attachment, and the four Tough Starts courses: Brain Development Matters, Treatment Matters, Parenting Matters, and Family Matters for a total of 15 credit hours of training on topics required for Downey Side Adoptions.
This package includes the courses: Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, Let's Talk Adoption, Open Adoption 101, The Journey of Attachment and Tough Starts: Treatment Matters for a total of 13 credit hours of training on topics required for Florida Adoption Center.
Join us for a moderated panel of people who were transracially placed. Our panelists come from varied backgrounds. Some were adopted internationally while others were adopted as infants domestically or through the foster care system.
They will reflect back to their childhood as well as comment on their current feelings about being transracially adopted.