National Foster Care Month – Teens in Foster Care Need Adoptive Families

After one year in the foster care system, a child’s probability of being adopted drops by 50%, and continues to steadily drop the longer a child waits. Teens in foster care have a very high risk of aging out of foster care without ever having the opportunity to be adopted. This means that they will never have that sense of belonging within a family that every young person deserves to have. They may never have anyone to go to with a problem, in a crisis, or with whom to celebrate a holiday or their birthday.

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An AdoptionWorks Story

In the AdoptionWorks program, the very first meeting between an older child in foster care and their prospective adoptive parents is both very exciting as well as highly anxiety producing for the child as well as the adults! We love when there is a positive story to share and just had to share this one with you.

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