Adopting a Foster Child

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Foster Care

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.

Becoming a Foster Parent

The resources in this section can help you learn more about the foster care system and gauge your ... read more »

Adopting a Foster Child

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.

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  • 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.

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Connect with Foster Parents

If you’d like to connect with other foster parents or find support groups to share successes ... read more »

Support for Foster Kids

A multitude of online support groups and educational resources exist to help foster kids live ... read more »

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