10 Steps to Adopting a Child in Foster Care

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  • Adopting A Child in Foster Care
  • Step 1: Learn About Adoption
  • Step 2: Select an Agency
  • Step 3: Complete a Home Study
  • Step 4: Search for a Child
  • Step 5: Exchange Information with Child’s Agency
  • Step 6: Learn That You Have Been Selected for a Child
  • Step 7: Meet the Child
  • Step 8: Receive a Placement
  • Step 9: Finalize the Adoption
  • Step 10: New Life as an Adoptive Family
  • Other Ways to Help Foster Children

Adopting a Child in Foster Care

Davion Only, 15, who has been an orphan since he was a baby, recently went in front of a church congregation in Florida to make a plea for someone to adopt him. Nearly 1,000 inquiries about Davion have poured into his adoption agency since his story went viral. Of the estimated 400,540 children in foster care in 2011, 27 percent were African-American. Take a look at 10 steps to adopting a foster child.Natelege Whaley (ABC News)

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