10 Steps to Adopting a Child in Foster Care

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  • 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
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  • Adopting A Child in Foster Care
  • Step 1: Learn About Adoption
  • Step 2: Select an Agency

Step 5: Exchange Information With Child’s Agency

When interested parents find a child or teenager they are interested in adopting, a home study will be sent to their agency. If a case worker is interested, the adoptive parents will receive the child’s profile. This step requires patience and may take some time.

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