The number of children over 7 years old who are available for adoption abroad is unknown. However, at Nightlight we receive an overwhelming amount of profiles for children who desire to be adopted and have been labeled “unadoptable” simply because of their age.
It is our desire, through education, that we continue to dispel the myths that adopting an older child means that your family will face exceptional difficulties. Rather we seek to help families open their hearts to these children and the joy that these children can bring to your family and the difference you can make in their lives. Here are just a few myths we have heard against the realities we have experienced as professionals and adoptive families: Myths and Truths about Older Child Adoption
There are older children available through our international programs, through the foster/adopt program as well as the ReNEWed Hope program.
Hear from an adult adoptee who was adopted from Russia at age 11.
Learn more about adopting older children: Adoption Learning Partners – Adopting the Older Child
Visit our Waiting Children Page
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