Skip to comments.Alabama sets record for adoptions from foster care
Posted on 05/27/2019 2:19:07 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Pro-choicers, especially the rich and famous ones, have been attacking pro-life bills all over social media, including Alabamas Human Life Protection Act, which seeks to make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses. Its a bill that aims to protect human lives, but abortion advocates are fighting against it using the same old failed argument of what about the kids in foster care? Well, Alabama families have a very clear answer to that question.
Governor Kay Ivey announced at the end of 2018 that a record number of children were adopted from foster care in Alabama and placed in forever homes. According to AL.com, the Alabama Department of Human Resources states that there were 710 children adopted from foster care in Alabama in fiscal 2018 (ending September 30) compared to 509 in the fiscal year 2017 and 502 in 2016. The 2018 record of 710 beat the previously held record of 676 back in the fiscal year 2009.
Overall, there are currently about 6,375 children in Alabamas foster care system. Of those, DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner said are approximately 70 percent will be reunited with their biological families, which is the goal of foster care.
But those that dont, they need their own loving, caring, permanent family and thats what its all about, she explained. She credited a joint effort of the juvenile courts, probate judges, DHR and other groups with the increase in foster care adoptions.
Josh Dapprich was adopted through foster care in Alabama in 2014 after his adoptive parents, Julie and Darrell, attended Orphan Day at their church. They already had three teenagers.
I was adopted, Julie Dapprich told Alabama Living. So I feel like I could understand Joshs struggle a little better. When we had Orphan Day at the church, we took a look at the paperwork and the website, and we just knew. We knew what was right for our family.
There are still about 250 children still looking for adoptive families in Alabama, a number that hasnt fluctuated much in recent years. But the increase in adoptive families is welcome news.
As Ivey stated, It sends a strong, wonderful message to all the foster care children in our state.
Thank You for posting CondoleezzaProtege :)
You’re welcome. God bless Alabama and every state taking the courageous steps to build and restore a culture of LIFE!
I want to see a mass organized movement of Christian churhces of all denomonations that pledges to end orphans and forever-foster-care kids in their state, with congregations pledging the congregation’s support to families in the congregation willing to adopt. I want to see the people, not the government doing this.
I do not see the government as the epitome of the American people. I believe the true greatness of the American people is the people, acting together with their Liberty and freedom, not the government.
I visited an aunt recently who I had not seen in while. Her daughter had adopted a baby. My 80 year old uncle has dementia. Every time he sees the baby he asks, why is he black?. The point is my Alabama cousin adopted a black baby for two reasons; the baby needed a home and my cousin could provide it. These are very conservative and very religious people who I envy for their faith, Alabama is not necessarily the racist state its made out to be.
Thank you for sharing.
In pro-choice New York, more black babies are aborted than born. How is this not racist? How is this progressive?
Thank you Alabama for pointing the way forward.
Thank you, KC. Alabama is full of fine, religious people so I’m not surprised. But it is pleasant to read!
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