10 Steps to Adopting a Child in Foster Care

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  • 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
  • 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 10: New Life as an Adoptive Family

In order to fully be an effective adoptive parent, learning about raising children who come from foster care should continue. Adoptive parents are encouraged to join support groups with other parents and use resources that can help their children as well. (Photo: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Rennie Solis/Getty Images)

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