Have you always wanted to adopt but the financial cost squashed your dream?
Foster care adoption is the fastest and most affordable way to adopt.
If you’re like I was, you’ve never heard of foster care adoption or you thought you had to be a traditional foster parent to adopt through foster care. I was surprised to learn you can actually adopt children directly through the foster care system without ever being a traditional foster parent.
You might not know that right now at this moment there are 113,000 children who are in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted through foster care adoption.
Yes, the goal of foster care is to reunify children with their biological families.
About 50% of the time that happens.
50% of the time that DOES NOT happen and children find a forever family through foster care adoption. (source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, May 2023)
The reality is your adoption dream can be affordable and completely worth it.
The foster care adoption process took me five years to untangle.
No child should have to wait five years to be adopted by their forever family.
I wrote The Forgotten Adoption Option so you can fulfill a child’s dream of having a forever family by having the map needed to navigate the foster care adoption process. And I recently wrote Are You a Forever Family? to celebrate adoptive families.
Because, if it were you or me, we would want someone to do this to help us find our forever family.