Could You Be the Family a Child Has Been Waiting For?
When children enter foster care, the main goal is to reunite them with their biological parents, but for many, this is not possible. These children may then be adopted by their foster parents or they may need to wait for another family. On average, children in foster care wait two years to be adopted. Right now, there are more than 100,000 children nationwide in foster care who are waiting for a lifelong family who will surround them with love and care.
What Does Foster Care Adoption Cost?
Adopting a child from foster care is often times funded by the state, and in many cases, there are little or no fees, which varies by state. Medical subsidies and financial assistance are often available until the child is 18 years old, regardless of the adoptive family’s income.
Nationwide, an average of 23,000 youth “age out” of the foster care system every year. Meaning these teens reach the age of 18 without ever finding their forever family. Over half of these youth lack a high school diploma and within two years, approximately 30 percent experience homelessness or incarceration and more than half of the young women will have children who also enter the foster care system, continuing the cycle.
How do I get started?
If you have taken the time to consider adoption, and have determined a plan you feel is right for your family, you are ready to take the next step. We have been helping families adopt since 1944 and we will be there to support you every step of the way.