Joshua Christian, writing at Children’s Bureau Express:
Young people in the child welfare system are often faced with challenges when finding permanency, which can look different depending on the best interests of the child. Adoption can take place when the legal rights of a parent or other guardian have been terminated. Although it is not meant for everyone, adoption can truly be a beautiful thing. Approximately one-quarter of young people in foster care are eligible for adoption, and it is important for these young people to have the necessary education.—Joshua Christian
Foster Success agrees. States like Indiana still have a long way to go to fully guaranteeing every foster youth grows up healthy and productive.