Foster Adoption Overview: How to Adopt a Child from Foster Care


Would you like to adopt a child from foster care? Learn about the foster adoption process and how to adopt a child who needs a permanent home.

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Webinar Replay – Parenting the Hurt Child

Webinar Replay – Parenting the Hurt Child

View the replay of the “Parenting the Hurt Child” webinar. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, guides parents in understanding a newly adopted older child’s behavior and discuss what will work (and what to avoid) to help him heal and attach.

A happy family in the midst of the foster adopt process

The Steps to Fost/Adopt

The fees are minimal to non-existent, wait times can be shorter than in private or international adoption, and there are many younger children, toddlers, and even infants available for adoption. In many cases, subsidies are available for the childs living expenses and healthcare, even after the adoption is completed.

One woman describes her foster-to-adopt journey.

“Waiting for Joseph”

During the process to adopt from the foster system, we faced a series of delays. But, at the end, we found a love that was worth the wait.

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Foster mother Annie Kassof and her foster children

Safe Haven: Finding Homes for Children Through Foster Care

One mom opens her home — and heart — to foster children, and finds her passion.

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