There are 114,000 children waiting to be adopted in America.

KBTX Media is starting a new segment called Wednesday's Child, highlighting adoption with the goal of finding permanent, loving families for children in foster care.

Check back with KBTX.com every month for the latest adoption profile of a child in the Brazos Valley.

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There are currently 52 children in the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington counties) who need an adoptive home.

Here’s the age breakdown:

Adoption Breakdown in the Brazos Valley

  0-2 Yrs 3-5 Yrs 6-9 Yrs 10-13 Yrs 14-17 Yrs
No. 11 12 13 12 4
% 21% 23% 25% 12% 23%

There are currently 4,278 children in Texas who need an adoptive home.

Adoption Breakdown in Texas

  0-2 Yrs 3-5 Yrs 6-9 Yrs 10-13 Yrs 14-17 Yrs
No. 706 774 1,073 1,108 617
% 17% 18% 25% 26% 14%
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