the average age of a child waiting to be adopted from foster care is eight years old.
The Goldberg’s were a rural family, the father a timber worker and the mother a skilled administrative aide.
Shyne, was a single mother raising a five year old daughter alone. Shyne believed she could not adequately provide care and support for two children and continue to work full-time.
The birthmother and adoptive family met in the hospital and formed a close, respectful bond and instant positive rapport. The birthmother expressed gratitude and felt certain she had chosen the right family for her son. The adoptive parents have continued to maintain a relationship with Boys & Girls Aid, and have assisted at times with our adoption training. Today the baby boy is thriving and enjoys a special bond with his father – which is always a pleasure to see.