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National Adoption Month 2016: We Never Outgrow the Need for Family

Each November, the nation comes together to celebrate National Adoption Month, an initiative of the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway and Adopt U.S. Kids. The goal of National Adoption Month is to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. On September 30, 2015, over 111,000 children were waiting to be adopted across the nation, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

This year, the initiative focuses on older youth adoptions, with a theme that reflects these youths' desire to be involved in conversations and decisions regarding their future: We Never Outgrow the Need for Family- Just Ask Us. To help potential adoptive parents explore the decision to adopt an older youth, engage in conversations with older youth about adoption, and build lifelong relationships with the youth in their care, the National Adoption Month website features several resources, such as tip sheets, fact sheets, videos and podcasts.

Of all Pennsylvania children and youth served in foster care in 2015, 3,962 had a permanency goal of adoption; 525 of these youth were older than 12. Since we know youth who age out of the foster care system without achieving permanency risk experiencing several poor outcomes in adulthood, securing lifelong, caring adult connections is a vital part of ensuring their future well-being.

To learn more about becoming a permanent resource for an older youth in foster care in Pennsylvania, visit adoptpakids.org. And remember, you don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.


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