AdoptUSKids is an excellent resource provided by the U.S. Children’s Bureau to learn more about foster care and adoption.
A few facts about adoption from this site:
There are 104,000 children in U.S. foster care who are legally free and currently waiting for an adoptive home. Meet the children
In 2011, 32 percent of children adopted from foster care were matched with either a single-parent household or unmarried couple. Find out more about who can foster and adopt.
You don’t need to own your own home, be wealthy, have children already, or be a stay-at-home parent to adopt. Most adoptions from U.S. foster care are free and any minimal costs associated with them are often reimbursable.
I hear a lot of urban legend about how terrible foster care and adoption are for children by abortion advocates. Many of them actually believe that killing a child is better than foster care. Yes, as with anything in life, there will be a small percentage of bad experiences, none of which warrant the death penalty for the preborn.
Please take a moment to become familiar with foster care and adoption. This is a very real and wonderful option if you are not ready to be a parent.