There are over 123,000 children in the U.S. foster care system currently waiting to be adopted. But teens have lower adoption rates and often wait twice as long to be adopted as younger children. No matter our age, we never outgrow the need for a loving and supportive family. This PSA reminds prospective parents that they will not always be the ones who will be doing the teaching. Adopted teens can help their parents grow in ways they never imagined, giving families a completely new set of moments to look forward to. After all, when it comes to parenthood– you can’t imagine the reward. For more information about adoption, or about becoming an adoptive parent to a child or teen from foster care, please visit AdoptUSKids.org.
Who are AdoptUSKids
AdoptUSKids is a national project working to ensure that children and teens in foster care get safe, loving, permanent families.
AdoptUSKids educates families about foster care and adoption and gives child welfare professionals information and support to help them improve their services. They also maintain the nation’s only federally funded photolisting service that connects waiting children with families.
- Raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system
- Assist U.S. states, territories, and tribes to recruit, engage, develop and support foster and adoptive families.