There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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This article on the presence of birthfathers in adoption is referenced in Open Adoption 101. Read the full article here!
Sharon writes about her family's experience with open adoption and their relationship with her daughter's birth family. Read the full article here!