I have the pleasure of sitting on two children’s commission dealing with the outcome of children in this state.
One thing this article didn’t mention was that after about 7 years (regardless of age when entering) the children experience a 2nd tramatic episode. The 2nd episode appears to be related to the first episode
The 2nd trama has been disruptive to the successful permanency.
I went into Foster care twice. As a toddler/before school, as a fifteen year old.
At 22 it was a bad time in my life that took a 1+ to get through.
YES Miss Julie it is great to adopt a 10 year old.
Everyone do what you can to help children be successful. Volunteer, Foster, respite, work in the field.
Thanks. Your friend.