National Adoption Day is Saturday, November 20. In honor of this special day, here are a few facts you may not know about adoption:
1 in 25 families with children have an adopted child
There are over 128,000,000 households in America, 40% of which have children under the age of 18. That means there are over 51,000,000 American households with children. If 1 in 25 families with children have an adopted child, there are over 2,000,000 households with adopted children — and this number continues to increase!
40% of adopted children are of a different race or ethnicity than their adopted parents
For years, non-white children were less likely to be adopted and often remained in the foster care system longer than white children. Fortunately, we have seen a major shift in numbers, as now almost half of all adopted children are of a different race or ethnicity than their adoptive parents.
Over 90% of adoptees ages 5 and up report having positive feelings about their adoption
The collective hope for children in foster care is that they eventually find a permanent home, where they feel safe, happy, and loved. Fortunately, for the majority of adopted children, this is a reality. 90% of adopted children are raised in happy homes by loving adoptive parents!
90% of adoptive parents say they would adopt again
Adoption isn’t just a positive experience for adopted children, but their adoptive parents as well. 90% of adoptive parents report having positive feelings toward adoption, and would even consider adopting more children in the future.
Every child deserves to feel safe and loved. At The Kangaroo Forest, the well-being of our students is our top priority. Our staff strives to create a positive and supportive learning environment for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Interested in learning more about our programs and culture? Schedule a tour of our facilities today!