New research shows adoption success

October 26, 2011

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New research shows adoption success Four Oaks is committed to helping kids become successful adults and sometimes that means forever adoption.  Four Oaks employee and Wendy's Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter Stacey O'Brien reports that research results released today from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, some long-held misconceptions about adoption have been disproved. 

The most comprehensive evaluation, a five-year study,  found children served by a child-focused recruitment model experienced substantially higher rates of adoption than children not served by this model.   This is the same model used by the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, which provides financial support for the Four Oaks adoption program staff.  One outcome of the study revealed that older children and children with mental health disorders achieved even higher rates of adoption, providing new hope to the many children who enter foster care and often languish for years or “age out” of foster care altogether without the support of permanent, loving families.

For more information about the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and results of the ground-breaking study, click here.