One of the objectives of The Adoption Law Firm is to influence policy reform within the foster care system. The 2012 Right for Kids Ranking, published by the Foundation for Government Accountability, ranks states based on 11 relevant child care factors. In the 2006 report, Alabama was ranked an astounding 5th in the nation. However, in 2012, Alabama dropped 28 positions to number 33 in the nation.
What are the root causes of this drastic drop in performance? What steps can Alabama take to make its foster care and adoption practices better?
According to the report, 1,770 children a year die from abuse and neglect in America – and if you’re counting, that almost 5 children per day. The good news is that if all the states performed on average as well as the top ten states, there would be 72,000 fewer children in foster care and 19,000 more adoption from foster care.
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