There are 153 million orphans worldwide that are looking for a loving home.
There are over 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., 114,556 cannot be returned to their families and are waiting to be adopted.
More than 60% of children in foster care spend two to five years in the system before being adopted. Almost 20% spend five or more years in foster care before being adopted. Some never get adopted.
More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year.
After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.
7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21.
The percentage of children who age out of the foster care system and still suffer from the direct effects of PTSD.
Tens of thousands of children in the foster care system were taken away from their parents after extreme abuse.
8% of the total child population of the United States is represented by reports of abuse that are given to authorities in the United States annually.
The average U.S. adoption costs $8,000 to $40,000. If you're adopting a child from another country, the range is $15,000 to $30,000.
Less than 2% of those who've considered adoption will ever begin the process. Because of the high cost, just 1% of Americans complete the process of adopting ...