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Foster Parents Considering Adoption
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
(PDF - 512 KB)
This factsheet for families summarizes what foster parents should consider while deciding whether to adopt their foster child or youth. While this factsheet does not address the specifics of how to adopt, it provides information on the differences between foster care and adoption, and it explores some of the factors foster parents should consider before deciding to adopt.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Differences Between Foster Parenting and Adopting
Advantages of Foster Parent Adoption
Strategies for Foster/Adoptive Families
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Foster parents considering adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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