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A Family For Every Child
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Fax: 541-343-2866

Tax I.D. 20-4151057

Christy Obie-Barrett,
Executive Director

A Family For Every Child is a non-profit organization that serves families, children, and agencies nationwide. Thank you for all your support.

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African American Community

Diversity African American Community African American children who come into contact with the child welfare system are disproportionately represented in foster care. Out of all foster children waiting for adoption 51% are African American and have lower rates of adoption than those of other races and ethnicities.

A Family For Every Child understands that African American children who come into contact with the child welfare system are disproportionately represented in foster care. African American children in foster care, compared to other groups, take longer to achieve permanency, particularly through adoption, than those of other races and ethnicities. Across the nation there is a vast shortage of families seeking to adopt children of African-American descent, creating a dire need for adoptive families to provide these children with permanent loving families who can connect with these children ideally on an intercultural level. The US Department of Health and Human Services shows that "over the last five years, African American children as well as Native American children have consistently experienced lower rates of adoption than children of other races and ethnicities."


Transracial Adoption:

A transracial adoption is an adoption in which a child's race or ethnicity is different from that of both parents when a couple adopts, or from that of a single parent when one adopts. Transracial adoptions can provide much-needed homes for boys and girls who might not otherwise have them. Parenting children across racial lines brings on new challenges and joys.

For more information, contact:

A Family for Every Child
(541) 343-2856
(877) 343-2856
info@afamilyforeverychild.org

Kim Esser
A Family for Every Child
Adoption Agency
(541) 343-2856
kim@afamilyforeverychild.org