It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- Cost and Timing of Adoptions in 2013-14: A comparison of costs and timelines for domestic and international adoptions – data from Adoptive Families’ 2013-14 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.
- Mindfulness for Children? This blog post from Child Trends discusses how mindfulness can benefit children affected by adverse childhood experiences.
- The National Kinship Alliance for Children is pleased to offer the GrandKin Guide as an initial resource for kinship caregivers and professionals.
- California photographers focus on life after foster care in new book
For most 18- to 23-year-olds in the United States, trying to figure out life is enough of a struggle. But for the more than 4,000 young adults aging out of the foster care system in California each year, young adulthood comes with even more hurdles. Within two to four years, 25 percent of these young people will be homeless, more than half will be unemployed and 20 percent will be in prison, estimates San Francisco CASA.
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