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Some misconcenptions that may prevent people from adopting

August was a positive month for foster care in North Carolina legislature, with multiple legislative proposals aiming to promote and strengthen children in foster care and their foster families. While this is a good development, it should be a priority to find permanent homes for the over 2,000 children in the North Carolina foster care system.

For some people who say they would possibly adopt a child, there are misconceptions that may make them decide against the choice.

Some prospective parents believe that only young, married couples can adopt children. This is not true, in fact, one in four adopted children live with a parent who is 55 years old or older, and around 28% of children live in single-parent homes. Having children prior to the adoption is also not a considering factor for adoption approval.

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