State of Adoptions in the US: Foster Care Adoption

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National Adoption Month is here! We’re excited to offer BONUS EPISODES of Creating a Family’s radio show/podcast coming at you each Saturday in November. Our theme for these bonus episodes is the State of Adoption In The US.  Listen to episode 2 below to learn more about what’s happening with foster care adoption.  Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rita Soronen, President and CEO of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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05/11/2018 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2018 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 2 Comments

2 Responses to State of Adoptions in the US: Foster Care Adoption

  1. Avatar Meredith says:

    How do you adopt a child from foster care given that the foster care directors I’ve met with state that “adoption is a failure of the foster care system” and “Foster Care is not an adoption agency for childless couples.”

    I also don’t understand why long term foster care is a preferred over adoption? I thought the Adoption and Safe Family Act states that long term foster care is not a legal permanency goal.

    • Tracy Whitney Tracy Whitney says:

      Reunification is the primary goal of foster care. Adoption is possible only if or when reunification cannot or does not happen. I’m not sure why FC worker would declare that a fail, given that the win is for the child to land in a safe permanent family. I’m also not sure that long term foster care is “preferred” but sadly it all too often ends up being long term.

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