The graphic below was posted on Facebook today via AdoptUSKids. They are amazing and have such a wealth of information for anyone in any state looking to become foster parents or adopt.
I did actually wonder why there were so few children in the photolistings. There are 104,000 children in foster care available for adoption, and yet only 4,500 of them are photolisted. Even those 4,500 kids are heartbreaking to view. Yeah, I check out the listings sometimes out of sheer torture for my poor heart.
For children in foster care available for adoption, and for whom no adoptive family has been identified, the AdoptUSKids national photolisting website serves as a tool for connecting their caseworkers with prospective adoptive families. Over the last decade, 20,000 children previously photolisted on AdoptUSKids have been placed with adoptive families. AdoptUSKids is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families.