We know the opioid epidemic is causing more children to enter foster care. When a close relative or kinship placement is not readily available for a child, adoption can be a life-saving and life-giving alternative to long-term foster care.
"An estimated 500,000 children and youth are living in foster care in the United States today. A disproportionate number of them are poor and/or minorities. Foster care is intended to be a temporary safe haven until a child can be reunited with their family or until another permanent placement can be found."
I encourage you to read the article and work with Gladney as we advocate for children in foster care.