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Preparing and Supporting Foster Parents Who Adopt
Series: Bulletins for Professionals|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
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Foster parents are the most important source of adoptive families for children in the child welfare system. In order to facilitate these types of adoption, professionals should be knowledgeable about the benefits, costs, and practice implications. This bulletin for professionals discusses the ways that professionals can help foster parents before, during, and after they adopt in order to ensure that the child and family experience a successful adoption outcome.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Trends in Foster Parent Adoption
Benefits of Foster Parent Adoption
Costs of Foster Parent Adoption
Practice Implications With Children and Parents
Pre- and Postadoption Services
Questions for Further Research
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Preparing and supporting foster parents who adopt. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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