Trend: in-family, foster adoptions on the rise
Children in Wadena County are being adopted by relatives and foster parents more often than they were in the past, according to social services officials.
Social Worker Karen Johnson has worked with the county's adoption program since 1984 and has kept track of adoption outcomes. When she first started, most adoptions were by non-relatives, Johnson said. Now, most adoptions are by unrelated foster parents with relatives and kin coming in second.
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