omes each year in San Diego County...[there are] approximately 45 children, who at any given time, must stay in foster care even though they are eligible for adoption," according to a story in the
Union-Tribune. In these cases, parental
rights have been terminated and attempts to place children with extended family have been unsuccessful. Age can be a factor. Behavioral, developmental, psychological, or medical disabilities can present difficulties. Siblings do not want to separate.
The Exceptional Families Adoption Campaign is reaching out to specifically "less-traditional" adoptive families, according to the county supervisors.A subsidy is available for children adopted from the foster care system so that income will not be a barrier. For information
www.IADOPTU.org, 1-877-I-Adopt-U (423-6788), and 2-1-1- San Diego.