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There are so many older children available waiting to be adopted into a loving home. It has been estimated that there are over 100,000 children in foster care within America waiting for someone to care enough to take them in and make them part of a family.
Most people when considering adoption usually think of a baby. Sadly, there are so many infertile couples looking for a baby that they are often hard to find. Why not consider adopting an older child? Children that fall in this category may be ages two and up.
Often overlooked because of certain extreme stories that have hit the headlines across America, older foster children have gotten a bad rap. Older children can be a blessing to any family. There are many more testimonials to a great adoption than there are to a bad one.
Many older children in the foster care system end up waiting over 35 months to be adopted. Some never are adopted at all, sadly. Think of what life must be like for these children who are often bounced from foster home to foster home.
An older child actually can be less work, much easier to get to know and less demanding than a baby. If you are looking for a child with a particular personality, maybe someone that will be the perfect fit for your family consider an older child.
One option that many families have tried is being a foster parent. After spending time with a child many families often opt to adopt the child because they have come to love them as family. Consider adopting today!