We have adopted five children internationally and are in the process of bringing home two more sweet little people from Bulgaria, so naturally, our blog tends to be focused more on international adoption.
There are MILLIONS of children available for adoption throughout the world.
In fact, it is currently estimated that there are over 163 MILLION orphans worldwide (an INCREASE from the 147 million estimated several years ago).
Did you know that approximately 110,000 of those children are right here in the US? Right here in our own backyard!
The most recent AFCARS report states that there are over 400,000 children currently in the US foster care system with approximately 110,000 of those children waiting to be adopted. Sadly, more than 20,000 of those children age out of the foster care system EACH year without being adopted.
The need is great.
Right here in our own backyard.
We have not yet had the opportunity and privilege of adopting domestically (though we have tried several times), but we hope that one day we will. Until that day, we hope that our voices will be heard shouting just as loudly for all of the wonderful, deserving children waiting to be adopted right here in the United States.
To learn more about more about foster care and adoption in the United States, please visit AdoptUSKids.
To meet some of the amazing children waiting for a family to call their own (including two children in particular who have completely stolen my heart (Krzystopher and Tayron), click here.
Go ahead. Take a peek into your own backyard. There might just be someone waiting for you there!