10 Steps to Adopting a Child in Foster Care

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  • 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
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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 6: Learn That You Have Been Selected for a Child

Understand that several families may be considered for a child at the same time. Those selected will receive more confidential information about the child. At this point, a parent will decide if the child is really for them. (Photo: Blend Images/Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

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