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.