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
at 4:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2010