Today in the United States, there are over 375,000 children living in foster care. Around 100,000 of these children are eligible to be adopted. And around 1,000 of these adoption-eligible children live right here in Virginia's foster care system.
Children in foster care, including groups of brothers and sisters, are usually older children and are the ones who suffer the most when families are destroyed by drugs, by abuse, or by a parent's incarceration or untimely death. Through no fault of their own, these children are often abused, neglected, or abandoned by the people they were supposed to be able to count on the most.