While researching information on adoption, Crutcher said she was saddened when she discovered that more than 100,000 children are in foster care. According to Children’s Action Network, there’s a higher percentage of children of color in the foster care system than the percentage in the general U.S. population. The National Black Caucus of State Legislators reported that despite black children costing less to adopt, they are the least likely to move to permanent placement.
ADOPTEE & ADOPTIVE PARENT – AUTHOR
Many questions still arise about her adoption such as who her birth family are and why they chose to place her up for adoption. Sara hopes her book Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale, will help young girls and their families have a positive and confident outlook towards being adopted. This book also serves as a way for Sara to have open conversations about adoption as a way of healing.
Sara Elizabeth Neal Crutcher is an advertising executive, entrepreneur and blogger living in Detroit, MI. She graduated from Hampton University with a degree in advertising. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling the world, reading novels, and playing her violin.
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