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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Internationally adopted children often suffer physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges due to poor nutrition in their early years. Once a child comes home, adoptive parents often struggle to make up for nutritional deficiencies.
Join Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician as he helps parents understand the impact of poor nutrition and how to help children catch up.
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I am a Registered Dietitian and mom of 2 girls adopted from China. This was an excellent webinar, both from a professional and personal perspective. Thank you!
It was comforting to hear many others had the same issues. Dr. Johnson gave specifics to try. Thank you!
Download Dr. Dana Johnson's presentation on the impact of poor nutrition and how parents can help children adopted internationally catch up.