Simulation Shows Which Children Are Adopted (And Which Are Not) In Brazil by Estadão
In Brazil, couples that want to adopt children need to go through an extensive examination and backround check. After they are accepted into the adoption proccess, they also need to fill a form in which they declare which kind of child they are willing to take in. This is when characteristics such as age, existance of siblings, special needs, gender and race come into play.
Long story short: the wannabe adoptive parents are looking for very specific traits. For most of the children and teenagers living at government foster homes, this makes the odds of moving in with a new family very low. Age is the most decisive factor: after one turns 10, the chances drop drastically. Along with that, having disabilities and siblings are also key factors.
To show how parental preferences impact the likelihood of adoption, we developed a simulator that displays how long it would take for specific children to be selected. Each individual child is represented as a plant that grows as time passes.
The entrant has supplied multiple files for this project: