According to the Department of Human Resources, there are approximately 5,700 children in foster care in Alabama. 30% of these children are under the age of six, 32% are between the ages of seven and thirteen, and 38% are over the age of fourteen.
Children are placed into foster care as a result of such circumstances as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and abandonment. The state’s primary objective is to reunite the children with their biological parents. However, when these efforts fail, the state will initiate a process called Termination of Parental Rights (TPR). 60 to 75% of the children in foster care have gone or will go through the TPR process, thereby becoming eligible for adoption.
550 children were adopted from foster care in 2010 and approximately 570 children are currently available for adoption from the Alabama state foster care system.
Follow this link to the Alabama Department of Human Resource’s listing of children in the foster care system who are in need of adoptive families:
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