The following statistics - kids should never be statistics - show the current number of children by age, gender, and race who
are currently available and waiting for a  forever families in the State of Missouri and Jackson County, Missouri as of
8/31/05.

Most of the younger children referenced are part of sibling groups which need or desire to stay together.

These numbers reflect numeric information,
but can not reflect the talents, gifts, wonderment, joy, or the hope which is each waiting child
                     Missouri (Statewide)            Jackson County, Missouri
Age 0-2
White Female                                                              53                                                                                              12
White Male      :                                                          58                                                                                              11
African-American Female                                           20                                                                                                4
African-American Male                                              20                                                                                                7
Other Race -  Female                                                    1                                                                                                 1
Other Race – Male                                              
         0                                                                                                 0
Total, Age 0-2                                                         152                                                                                               35

Age 3-5
White Female                                                              58                                                                                              10
White Male      :                                                          57                                                                                              11            
African-American Female                                           30                                                                                              11
African-American Male                                              33                                                                                              13
Other Race -  Female                                                    2                                                                                                 1           
Other Race – Male                                               
        0                                                                                                 0           
Total, Age 3-5                                                          180                                                                                              46

Age 6-8
White Female                                                           45                                                                                             11            
White Male      :                                                         49                                                                                               5            
African-American Female                                      27                                                                                               6              
African-American Male                                           35                                                                                             12              
Other Race -  Female                                               0                                                                                               0           
Other Race – Male                                           
         0                                                                                               0              
Total, Age 6-8                                                        156                                                                                             34

Age 9-11
White Female                                                              67                                                                                              20            
White Male      :                                                          69                                                                                              17            
African-American Female                                           45                                                                                              12              
African-American Male                                              70                                                                                              17               
Other Race -  Female                                                    0                                                                                                0           
Other Race – Male                                              
         0                                                                                                0              
Total, Age 9-11                                                       251                                                                                               66

Age 12-14
White Female                                                              63                                                                                              13                        
White Male      :                                                        109                                                                                              15            
African-American Female                                           79                                                                                              14              
African-American Male                                            115                                                                                              21              
Other Race -  Female                                                    1                                                                                                0            
Other Race – Male                                            
           6                                                                                                3              
Total, Age 12-14                                                     373                                                                                              66

At age 14,  foster children may opt out, at their choice,  from being adopted and choose
alternatives, such as  remaining in a foster home, residential group home, “independent
living” program, etc.   
These waiting children, Age 15+,  have chosen to still hope for
a forever adoptive family.

Age 15+
White Female                                                              63                                                                                              11
White Male      :                                                          67                                                                                              16
African-American Female                                           76                                                                                              22
African-American Male                                              74                                                                                              20
Other Race -  Female                                                    2                                                                                                 1
Other Race – Male                                            
           0                                                                                                 0
Total, Age 15+                                                        282                                                                                               70
This site is not formally affiliated with Coming Home Kansas, Kansas Childrens Service League, AdoptUSKids, or The Children's Division,
MFCAA, the Jim Casey Foundation / Foster Club.
This website is  maintained and provided on behalf of One Church/One Child of Jackson
County, Inc. as a community service and as a Internet resource for persons interested in adopting foster children in the Kansas City
Metropolitan Area.  This site is maintained by D Pierson, a One Church/One Child Board Member on a voluntary basis.  All Rights Reserved.
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