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Stats on Orphans

Dave Gibbons spoke recently at the Together 4 Adoption conference (a truly amazing organization).

He offered some pretty eye-opening stats in regards to orphans. Here are just a few:

-Over one fifth of foster children will become homeless at some time after age 18.
-Approximately one third of foster children will receive some form of public assistance shortly after aging out of the system.
-Over a third of foster youth earn neither a high school diploma nor a GED.
-118,000 of the children currently in foster care are waiting to be adopted.

You can find the rest here.

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