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These adoption facts were found on the Dave Thomas Foundation web-site. I want to post them here in the hope that others will seriously think about adopting children from foster care. If you love children and enjoy parenting, this may be one of the paths you want to travel during our short time on this earth. It's not always easy to travel, but boy is it one worth hiking.

Americans do not fully understand U.S. foster care adoption.

Misperception Reality
  • While foster care adoption is seen as less expensive than private infant or international adoption, it is still considered to be expensive.
  • In fact, foster care adoption is often at little or no expense. Click here for further information on the costs to adopt.
  • Two-thirds of those considering adoption fear the biological parent will take the child back.
  • In fact, once parental rights are terminated, the parents have no further recourse for gaining custody of the child(ren).
  • 45 percent of Americans erroneously believe children enter foster care because of juvenile delinquency.
  • Children enter the foster care system through no fault of their own, as victims of neglect, abandonment or abuse.

Americans underestimate the families who are capable of
adopting from foster care.

Belief Fact
  • Less than half of Americans believe that a single parent raising an adoptive child definitely can provide a healthy environment.
  • In fact, as the number of two-parent families decline, an increasing number of children live in single-parent families (28% in 2006).1
  • Only a third of Americans believe that same-sex parents raising an adoptive child definitely can provide a healthy environment.
  • In fact, virtually every valid study has concluded that children of gays and lesbians adjust positively and their families function well with their children’s outcomes comparable to those of heterosexuals.2
  • Only 37 percent think a person over the age of 55 can definitely provide a healthy and loving environment for a child.
  • In fact, 23 percent of adopted children live with an adoptive parent 55 years or older.

1 comment:

Rita T. said...

We've come very close to adopting through the foster care system this past year. Our difficulty is with us having a fairly low income for the amount of children we already have. We are still praying that things will turn around and we will be able to take in a child who needs us yet. Good article.