10 Steps to Adopting a Child in Foster Care

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  • 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 4: Search for a Child

Step 7: Meet the Child

Meetings with the child and their parents will take place several times over the next few weeks or months. Further paperwork will also be completed if the child lives in a different state.
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