Children of foster parents often come from families in crisis, so adults thinking of becoming foster parents must research this choice carefully. This Web guide can help you decide whether you’re ready to be a foster parent, find support resources, and if you are (or were) in the foster care system as a youth, connect you with others who have had similar experiences.
The resources in this section can help you learn more about the foster care system and gauge your ... read more »
Occasionally, the opportunity arises for parents to adopt their foster kids. Read on if you want to learn more about making a foster child a permanent part of your family.
- Much like the process of becoming a foster parent, procedures for adopting a foster child can vary from state to state. An agency like your state’s Department of Children and Family Services may be able to answer more specific questions.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
provides a terrific tool for searching out state statutes on a variety of child welfare topics, including adoption. Choose a location and a legal topic to get started.
Adoption in Child Time, Inc.
is a resource specific to adopting foster children in Indiana, but its “Topics in Foster Care and Adoption” page provides some valuable information about the benefits afforded to foster children when they are adopted, and more.
If you’d like to connect with other foster parents or find support groups to share successes ... read more »
A multitude of online support groups and educational resources exist to help foster kids live ... read more »
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