10 Steps to Adopting a Child in Foster Care

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  • 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 4: Search for a Child
  • Step 5: Exchange Information with Child’s Agency

Step 8: Receive a Placement

After receiving a placement date, the child and parent will be under post-placement supervision by the agency, which will visit and work with the new family for several months. The parent will have to file a legal intent to adopt petition.

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