Families Considering Foster Care and Adoption

Date: June 2019
Families Considering Foster Care and Adoption

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2019

File Size: 241 KB

This factsheet for families summarizes what foster parents should consider while deciding whether to adopt the child or youth in their care. 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. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). Families considering foster care and adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.

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