Spread the word!

Thousands of children and youth across the country need permanent families.

  1. There are over 122,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted who are at risk of aging out of foster care without permanent family connections. (AFCARS report)
  2. Approximately one in five children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted are teens.
  3. Only 5 percent of all children adopted in 2019 were 15 – 18 years old.
  4. The risk of homelessness and human trafficking is increased for teenagers in foster care.
  5.  The average age of a child in foster care is 8 years old.

You can make a difference by raising awareness in your community.

If you have legal questions regarding adoption please contact our office at 309-662-5084.

 

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/spread-the-word/

Thank you in advance for sharing this post, it may connect a child to a loving home.