Reports and Research
Some key findings of the Dave Thomas study of "National Foster Care Adoption Attittudes" are:
Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey, 2012
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption releases a ground-breaking
study of national foster care adoption attitudes.
This study was revised and repeated almost five years later, in June 2017.
The results of the revised study can be found here:
National Adoption Attitudes Survey, 2017
National Foster Care Attitudes Study 2017.
- U.S. adults are considering foster care adoption more often
than any other type of adoption, but misperceptions abound about
the children waiting to be adopted and the foster care adoption
- Almost three quarters of American adults (72 %) have a very
favorable opinion of adoption and almost two-thirds (69%) believe
we as a society should be doing more to encourage foster care
- Although 89% of Americans are familiar with adoption in general,
79% of Americans are familiar with foster care adoption.
- Yet, given this large pool of potential adoptive parents who
are both familiar with the issue and considering acting (48 million
adults), 114,000 children still wait to be adopted from the U.S.
foster care system.
Visit the Dave Thomas Foundation Website.