National Adoption Month – Here's how to connect children in need with forever families

가장 최근의 연방 보고서에 따르면 대략 400,000 어린이 are being cared for in the U.S. 함께하는 위탁 양육 시스템 120,000 그들 중 부모의 권리가 종료되었습니다. And those numbers are only climbing.

According to a joint report released this summer by the Centers for Disease Control (질병 통제 예방 센터), our understanding of the 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 impact across the globe has only begun – “이상 1.5 million children experiencing the death of a parent or grandparent caregiver who lived in their homes and helped care for them.

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The landscape of adoption, 너무, has dramatically changed over the past 20 years with the total number of intercountry adoptions declining by 87%. And while adoptions continue to be on the decline – only further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic—the cost associated with adoption continues to rise. 오늘, we estimate the cost of domestic and intercountry adoptions to range between $ 25,000 과 $ 50,000. That is simply outside the reach for most families.

Also staggering is the number of children who have been orphaned with mild to acute health care needs, requiring access to medical or therapeutic intervention. According to a leading adoption agency, 68% of the intercountry adoptions they processed in 2019 involved children with special needs. 

확실히, the needs of children impacted by adoption and/or foster care are, 많은 경우에, complex and unique. These children have often experienced early attachment injuries related to loss, 남용, trauma and/or neglect. And traditional parenting methods and models can fall short in providing the love, care and healing vulnerable children so desperately need. 

There are resources available to reduce the financial barriers as well as answers, insight and guidance both pre- and post-adoption.

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