Adoption Update

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November is Adoption Awareness Month

November is a month set aside to raise awareness about adopting our youth in our foster care system. The theme for 2008 is adopting the teens that are in the foster care system. 

Each year, approximately 20,000 youth “age out” of the foster care system — turned out simply because they have reached the age of 18, not because they have been returned home to their families or adopted. Research tells us that one of the most important factors for positive youth development is a stable, caring relationship with an adult, yet many teens in foster care live in group homes and institutions. While some youth who age out without a permanent family do well in their lives, far too many experience very poor life outcomes.”

November 4, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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