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March 7, 2003

Albany- While Dougherty County adoptions have increased slightly, case workers say teenagers are being left behind.

According to Stephanie Killens with the Department of Family and Children Services, there was a one percent increase in adoptions between 2002 and 2003. Killens says prospective parents want infants and younger children, while teenagers are not being adopted as quickly.

Killens says, "Many families always want little children or babies, and teenagers often times, are left behind. It doesn't make them feel wanted at all."

There are currently 125 children in foster care in Dougherty County...thirty-eight are teenagers.

Posted at 5:10PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com