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Adoption Statistics : National Adoption

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In an impeccable world, all children would be loved and nurtured and live in a cozy home with a stable family. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In the United States “over 400,000 American children are in foster care, taken away when their families are in crisis and can’t take care of them” (“Statistics on Foster Care”). Out of all those children in the foster care system about “114,556 of these children are available for adoption”, which means the biological parents’ rights have been legally terminated through the court system (“Adoption Statistics: National Adoption Month”). That is an immense number of children who end up not being able to have the same bond and love that a biological child would receive from their own parents. The foster care system in Arizona is in crisis, and “government, agencies, organization, and individuals need to collaborate and work together to help the over 17,000 children in need of a loving permanent home” (“Arizona Foster Care System- Child Crisis Center”). Typically, children are placed in foster care as a result of the abuse (physically, emotionally and/or sexually), neglect (pay no attention or too little attention to) or abandonment; on the other hand, the children also enter the system by reason of the behavioral issues or by cause of the biological parent subsequently being incarcerated or ill. Fostering a child can be over and above difficult than having a biological child; however, it is considerably more rewarding when a
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