Survey of Adoption Attitudes Reveals Surprising Trend

Sep 27, 2017 11:00 AM ET

Every five years the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption measures the attitudes of Americans and their feelings and thoughts about foster care adoption. This year the survey was completed by Nielsen on behalf of the Foundation and there were some surprising trends.

One of the main take-aways from this year’s study is that many families who adopt already have children, debunking a long standing opinion that only families who can’t have biological children adopt. There’s also a growing sentiment in the United States that every child is adoptable.

The Anderson family of Celina, Ohio is a great example of a family with children, growing through adoption. The Andersons have eight children, four of whom were adopted from foster care. They shared that they are so grateful for the blessing of adoption, and encourage everyone to be a voice for the voiceless. And we’re grateful for families like them who support foster care adoption! #ItsWorthIt

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