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 highly-interactive course is helpful to anyone considering adopting a child from the U.S. domestic foster care system and will help you understand the entire process of adopting your foster child.
Family meetings are an important tool for families to incorporate into their weekly routine. Used effectively, family meetings provide a platform for safe communication, while ensuring every member has a vocal role in family decisions.
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