When asked if they would consider adopting a child, many people say, "Only if I could not have a child of my own." True, babies are adopted so frequently parents turn to other countries for them and there are even kidnappings where the baby is sold. However, kids over the age of four have a severely decreased chance of getting adopted, and the number goes down each year.
These kids don't just disappear. They go from home to home, are usually separated from their siblings, and can get lost in the system. The group homes, perhaps more commonly known as orphanages, can be anything from a foster home where someone has opened their home to a few kids, to a larger building stuffed to the breaking point with bunk beds and the people running it only know who is there through paperwork.
When these kids turn eighteen they are out. Many go into the military, as there are few options open. Think for a moment though, that you're in college. No going home on the weekends to get your laund