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

Step 1: Learn About Adoption

Read up on adoption in magazines, books and websites such as The National Adoption Center, which provides an online course, “Foster Family to Forever Family?” Research different adoption agencies and attend orientation sessions. A person who is interested can also attend an adoptive parent support group or adoption conferences.  (Photo: DigitalSkillet/Getty Images)

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