As the recent AFCARS figures show, approximately 22% of the children in the U.S. waiting for adoption are Hispanic (of all races). According to a recent report by the Casey Latino Leadership Group, the number of children in care more than doubled over the past 20 years, and issues such as deportation laws are a factor in this increased number of Latino children in care.
More on Latino children in the child welfare system and the recruitment efforts for Latino foster and adoptive parents, are as follows.
- "More Latinos are becoming foster parents or adopting, but need is still great" from NBCLatino
- Factsheet on Latino Children in Child Welfare by Casey Family Programs
- The Latino Family Institute
- Answering the call: Nuestra Familia, Nuestra Cultura (Our Family, Our Culture) from AdoptUSKids