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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As your child grows and learns more about her story, she will have more questions, concerns and feelings about adoption.
Understanding those emotions and feelings is essential to helping your child build a healthy identity. But how do you learn how to best support her?
Ask someone who's been there! We’ve gathered a panel of adopted people – adopted domestically, internationally and from foster care - to reflect back on their own experiences and answer YOUR questions about:
Submit your questions for our panel here – we’ll ask our panel the top 10!