Infographic: Adoptions of US Children in Foster Care and National Adoption Month

by Robyn Wright on November 14, 2015

in Living

Infographic - Enjoy a new and informative infographic each SaturdayNovember is National Adoption Month. I am a strong believer in adoption and truly wish I could adopt children myself (Hubby does not want more kids and it has to be a family decision). There are so many children in foster care across the country who want and deserve loving families. There are a lot of myths surrounding adoption as well that prevent people from looking into it. If you have ever wanted children, or more children, please think about adoption and check out AdoptUSKids.org to learn more about the many options available.

Today’s infographic is from AdoptUSKids as well to share a little information about the success of adoption and who is adopting and being adopted. Make sure you also follow @AdoptUSKids on Twitter and like them on Facebook as well as watch the #NAM15 for National Adoption Month.

For children in foster care available for adoption, and for whom no adoptive family has been identified, AdoptUSKids.org serves as a tool for connecting their caseworkers with prospective adoptive families. Over the last decade, 20,000 children previously photolisted on the website have been placed with adoptive families. AdoptUSKids is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families.

Have you been a part of the adoption process from any side or ever thought about it?

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AdoptUSKids Infographic

Infographic Source: AdoptUSKids http://www.adoptuskids.org/for-the-media/help-raise-public-awareness/20K-children-placed-infographic

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{ 17 comments }

1 tannawings November 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

We thought about it years ago but the process was a mess. I know it is different in all states, but here, it isnt an easy one . There are so many kids who have waited for years and years because the process is overwhelming they sit in foster care until they turn 18. It is sad really.

2 Robyn Wright November 14, 2015 at 4:57 pm

It can be a bit overwhelming, but you can adopt from other states even. Make sure if you know anyone thinking about adoption that you put them in touch with AdoptUSKids.org for sure.

3 Susan Smith November 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm

To be honest I would really be hesitant to adopt a child unless he/she was a baby. I say that because of the stories I have heard about people who have adopted children who came from foster care and how many behavior problems they have from abuse and neglect.

4 Robyn Wright November 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm

I know there are stories, but if you look at the infographic you will see that 53% of those adopted children do NOT have any disabilities. Mental health issues would be classified as a disability.

5 shellypeterson November 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm

I have known people who have given there kids up for adoption as well as adopt a child. I applaud anyone who is willing to adopt and give these deserving children a loving home, sadly there are way too may kids in foster care system.

6 Robyn Wright November 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm

It is very sad. Every child deserves to be in a happy, loving and stable home.

7 Lisa Brown November 15, 2015 at 4:36 am

I wish there was less of a need for adoption, in this world. It saddens me to think of all these human beings needing parents.

8 Robyn Wright November 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm

I agree!

9 pricousins November 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

I am adopted and have thought about adopting but I think I’m done raising kids now!

10 Robyn Wright November 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Yay for adoptees! So many don’t realize they are loved just as much as a child who is biologically a child of the parents. Understand about done being raising kids though too.

11 Kristen November 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

We are seriously considering becoming foster parents.

12 Robyn Wright November 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

That would be amazing @disqus_NSmpr4NRKx:disqus!!!!! Sending you tons of positive thoughts!

13 Natalie November 21, 2015 at 9:05 am

I think that those parents that adopt are doing a great thing for these kids! Every kid needs a loving family!

14 Robyn Wright November 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

I so agree!

15 Tara November 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

What astonishing statistics! Thanks for sharing.

16 Robyn Wright November 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

You’re welcome!

17 salexis November 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

I have thought about it.. I think about it often actually. It’s a huge decision, and I’m a working single mom and sometimes I think my plates a little too full already.

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