Children come into foster care due to abuse or neglect, or, sometimes, due to the abuse or neglect experienced by their siblings. Nationwide, 54 percent of children adopted from the foster care system were adopted by their foster parents (See AFCARS report 17*). In this section find topics relevant to families who have adopted children from foster care, such as adjusting to the change in the child's legal status, sibling concerns, transracial and transcultural adoption, and parenting children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
- Transitioning foster children to adoptive children
- Transracial adoption
- Parenting children who have experienced abuse and neglect
*AFCARS is the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. It is State data collected annually and compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. back
A Child's Journey Through Placement
Provides professionals, parents, and others with knowledge and skills needed for understanding and working with children and families involved in the child placement process, focusing on the feelings, needs, and behaviors of the child.