Purl Adoption Advisory specializes in helping families with domestic adoption, but many of our families consider adopting from foster care as well. We strive to educate and support families interested in adoption; regardless of the type of route ultimately chosen. There are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. The average age of a child in foster care is eight years old, however many children enter the system at birth.
Our author today is choosing to remain anonymous because she is a foster parent and is still in the throes of foster care. Her name and her children’s names will be protected, but her story and her words are true.