Monday, October 29, 2007

sobering thoughts

Hi all. I just received some information from the Adoption/Foster Care Agency that we worked with to be matched with our beautiful little G....

Here's some thoughts to ponder for today:

- 30% of homeless people and 80% of the prison population in the U.S. are former foster children

- only 31% of foster children in Washington are adopted within two years

- 25% of foster children who "age out" of the system are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder--this is double the rate of U.S. war veterans.

Amara Parenting & Adoption Services

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