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Considering Adopting or Fostering a Child?


Are you considering adopting a child or becoming a foster parent? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are over 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system who need a permanent family. There are also thousands of children abroad who need a loving home.

Pediatrician Elaine Schulte, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says adoptive and foster parents may experience some challenges, but it’s important for them to approach this responsibility with an open heart and mind. Continue.