Foster Parents Considering Adoption - Fact Sheet

If you’re a foster parent and considering adopting a child, children, or youth currently in your care, you’re not alone. In fact, foster parent adoptions account for more than half the adoptions of children from foster care. According to the national Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), in FY 2010, 53 percent of children adopted from foster care were adopted by their foster parents (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011).