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One out of 25 U.S. families have an adopted child.

Half of the 135,000 adoptions are from the foster care system.  There are over 100,000 eligible children waiting to be adopted. The average age of a foster child in the system is 7.7 years old and 29% of those children will be in foster care for at least three years.

This is the 5th consecutive year of growth of children in foster care.

There are 438,000 children in foster care in America today & in 2016, 687,000 children spent time in foster care.  37% of American children are reported to child protection services by their 18th birthday.

Share the resources below with your foster and adoptive friends.

All Adults Are the Protectors of All Children

Journey of the Adopted Self – the quest for wholeness

Being Adopted -The lifetime search for self

Lost and Found – The adoption experience

Coming Home to Self – The adopted child grows up

Parenting As Adoptees – Many authors, many stories

Invisible Asians – Korean American, Asian Adoptees and racial exceptionalism

Adoption Healing – a path to recovery

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

20 Life Transforming Choices Adoptees Need To Make

You Don’t Look Adopted – a memoir

The Adoptee Survival Guide – Adoptees share wisdom and tools

All You Can Ever Know – a memoir

Adoption Therapy – Perspectives on Healing

An Affair With My Mother – A story of adoption, secrecy and love

Related by Adoption – A handbook for grandparents and relatives

In On It – What adoptive parents want you to know about adoption

Grandparents Adopting Their Grandchildren – How it can affect their relationship with their children

Best Articles for Adoptees 2015 A variety of voices and experiences

An Asian Adoptee Perspective

Video – 8 Adoption Stories

Resilience Movie Trailer (2 minutes) YouTube (1 hour)

Chronicle of Social Change on Foster and Adoption  (the movie)