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Not sure where else to put this...Foster to Adoption....

How long does it take to go from being a foster parent to adoptive parent? Anyone know??


Asked by grammamamma at 3:02 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Adoption

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  • Its different for each case. For us it took about 2 1/2 years. but we had our children the whole time :0) Good Luck

    Answer by sillytime at 8:07 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • It all depends on the case

    Answer by Mystic1Pen at 4:24 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • We were dually licensed as a Foster/Adoptive home so that we could foster a child and then if the child's parents' rights were terminated, we could also be the adoptive parents. It may be different in another state.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 5:41 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • i think every situaation is different...depends on the birthparents involvement, their reunification process etc/

    Answer by coolchic320 at 8:09 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • We have never fostered a kid we did not intend to adopt. We had our kids for 3 years before we finalized, but they were placed with us as an adoptive placement.

    Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 12:02 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • There is the first phase where you have to get your homestudy done, and then once that is done, you wait for a placement, and then (and I don't know the correct terms) the child needs to be legally free for adoption, then adoption. It takes years from what I understand, but there is no set time limit.

    Answer by TwoBrownDogs at 11:50 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I'm sorry, I mis-read the question. With our AS, it was 10 months from the time he was placed until his parents' rights were terminated, another 10 months for the appeal and then 5 months just filling out paperwork and waiting for National Adoption Day to roll around in November. It could have been a little sooner if we hadn't wanted to partifipate in that day. But as "sillytime" above states, we had him every single day of those 25 months.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 3:27 PM on Oct. 27, 2010