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could anyone tell me a foster care and adoption

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Asked by BEAUTIFULWOM518 at 3:54 PM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Adoption

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  • you call the county, go to their orientation, do the paperwork, do your house, get your house licensed, take any classes they ask you to (cpr, pride, options for recovery), put your name on the active list saying how many placement you can take (an infant in your room until two, kids can share rooms mixed sex until 3, same sex kids in same room at 5).

    They call you on a placement telling you what they know~you decide if you can do what the case requires..say yes or no.

    for adoption ou might have your home study done before or after a placement. But if you only want to adopt, they will offer you kids going towards that or you can wait for the done deal child which will be a relinquishment or an older 2 or 3 year old who has done all the step of the system.

    If you live near a university, students to relinquish to the county. You can wait for a placement like that, you might wait years, but a really low rate of drug exposure

    Answer by surfcitymom at 4:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Not sure what your question is, but I adopted. It took almost as long as my one and only pregnancy. Questions?

    Answer by emerald0527 at 4:07 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • We contacted our local CPS and asked when the next training sessions were. They gave us the date of orientation which explained the process, and if we were interested, then we signed up for classes. They were weekly for 10 weeks and a couple of Saturdays. Everything you need to do, they will prepare you for. We had to have our house inspected by the Fire Dept, Health Dept (there are checklists for what they are looking for), we got certified for CPR & First Aid, child-proofed our house, etc, but it was all done over the period of 10 weeks. After our home study was approved and our criminal backgrounds & fingerprints were received, we got our license. We could have gotten a placement sooner, but had a vacation planned, but our first one came in a month.

    We did adopt one of our placements and the whole case took 2 years from the date he came until the adoption was final. (Includes the time for BP's appealing the TPR.)

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:31 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • BTW, the guidelines about how many children you can have and how many together in a room, etc. varies state to state, so find out what YOUR state requires. If you'll post your state, I'll look up a link for you, or you can google "(your state) child protective services" and find the CPS, DHS, DFPS, DSS (whatever your state calls it) and they'll usually have a list of FAQ's, eligibility requirements for fostering and/or adopting.

    If you have any other specific questions, please feel free to PM me. :)

    Generally, it's been a rewarding experience for us, but one that we might not have had the courage to go thru had we known all we'd be required to do from the first. (We almost quit a couple of times.) We take things day by day as they come and it can be a roller coaster of emotions as well. You'll need a strong support system, and a strong marriage (unless you're single) in order to survive it. Good luck! :)

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:39 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

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    Answer by musicmom08 at 8:35 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

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