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Foster care adoptions reach record high


January 10, 2020

Kristina Webb • Palm Beach Post via Tribune News Service

Zariah Senior, 2, and her siblings were adopted from foster care in Florida. More than 63,000 kids made that transition in 2018.

WASHINGTON – A record number of children in foster care are being adopted, partly a reflection of the continuing toll of the opioid crisis but also of efforts in many states to promote adoptions.

In fiscal 2018, the latest year for which data are available, more than 63,000 kids were adopted from foster care, up nearly a quarter from fiscal 2014. That number was a record, according to the U.S. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).


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