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Raising a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent will undertake. Responsible parents love, care, protect, teach, guide, and socialize their children in order to influence and mold their character. How families create their own family has changed a lot from just a few decades ago. Adoption is one way that families chose to create their families, and the way that we choose to create our family.

Adopting our daughter

Adopting our daughter

In 2008, 41%, of all adopted children, approximately 55,683, were adopted from child welfare in the United States which is almost twice as many children adopted from child welfare compared to a decade earlier.

What that means is that these precious children, having been in the legal and physical custody of the state, will have more challenges ahead of them. When these children are in state care it is harder for them to find a forever home. Many times they will be placed with a prospective adoptive family but for various reasons the adoption does not work out. It is believed that between 10-25% of these types of adoption disrupt, meaning it does not work out.

When an adoption disrupts it is traumatic for all involved, the adoptive parents and the adoptive child. The adoptive child once again experiences loss and abandonment which have been on-going themes in their lives. The disruption is also hard and traumatic on the adoptive family that wanted to adopt these children and on any siblings that bonded to these adopted children.

The adoption process has come a long way in doing the best job they can to match these children in child welfare with an adoptive family. However there is still more than can be done. With some focused effort and research we can bring down the 10-25% disruption rate to a lower rate. One way we can do that is by completing and filling out this survey that is studying and looking at different factors of adoptive parents.

In order to help be a part of this great cause you must currently be a foster parent on track to adopt your prospective adopted child, a current adoptive parent where the child was placed in your home after he/she was 6 months of age and can’t be older than 12, or if you were a former adoptive/foster parent where the adoption disrupted.

The link to the survey is: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3CAIS1hSkOKIFOB

Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this important movement.

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3 Comments

  1. Sharing far and wide – love you

  2. Great read! Heart warming info ❤️!
    You’re a sweetheart!

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