We are often asked how long do children in foster care wait for a forever family? On average, children will wait more than a year to be adopted. For a child, it seems like forever.
The N.O.W. (No One Without) campaign is an initiative promoting Foster Care Adoption to help make sure that no child goes without a loving family. Nationwide, an average of 23,000 youth “age out” of the foster care system every year. Over half of these youth lack a high school diploma and within two years, 30 percent experience homelessness or incarceration. More than half of the young women will have children, who also enter the foster care system, and the cycle continues. We cannot allow this to continue. Together, we can change this, and the time is NOW!