U.S. Foster Adoption

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Foster Adoption: Fast Facts

Foster Adoption: Fast Facts

Find resources for foster adoption, personal stories by families who adopted foster children, and links to national organizations to help you get started. ...

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Adopting from Foster Care – Answers to Common Questions

Adopting from Foster Care – Answers to Common Questions

101,840 children in the U.S. foster-care system are waiting for permanent homes. Could you be the perfect parent to one of them? ...

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Personal Story: “Despite the Emotional Risks, Fost-Adopt Felt Right For Me”

Personal Story: “Despite the Emotional Risks, Fost-Adopt Felt Right For Me”

Despite the emotional risks, foster adoption was the best option for me. ...

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The Legalities of Foster Care

The Legalities of Foster Care

Two attorneys advise on laws that govern the rights of foster children and foster parents, and the adoption of children from foster care. ...

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Personal Story: “Working Toward Reunification with Our Foster Daughter’s Birth Parents, We Fell in Love”

Personal Story: “Working Toward Reunification with Our Foster Daughter’s Birth Parents, We Fell in Love”

In this excerpt from her moving memoir, Another Mother, Sarah Gerstenzang relates her often painful, yet life-affirming path as mother to a waiting child. ...

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Families Share: “Why We Chose Foster Adoption”

Families Share: “Why We Chose Foster Adoption”

Foster adoption was right for these three families. Read their stories to find out why. ...

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Personal Story: “Becoming a Mom and Starting the Second Half of My Life”

Personal Story: “Becoming a Mom and Starting the Second Half of My Life”

A hard-working, 40+-year-old woman—former anchor for Court TV and an adjunct professor in journalism at New York—adopts a child from foster care. ...

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What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

Straddling the line between infancy and autonomy, toddlers experience adoption in unique ways. Here's what you need to know to face the challenge. ...

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Adopting a Child as a Foster Parent

Adopting a Child as a Foster Parent

Perhaps, your path to adopting a child involves becoming a foster parent first. The risks, rewards, and responsibilities caring children in the U.S. foster care system. ...

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Personal Story: “Older Children from Foster Care Were Right for Us”

Personal Story: “Older Children from Foster Care Were Right for Us”

Waiting children have difficult histories. They are not blank slates. But, like all children, they need permanent families. ...

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