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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??

 
grammamamma

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
    sillytime

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

  • It all depends on the case
    Mystic1Pen

    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.
    doodlebopfan

    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/
    coolchic320

    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.
    3gifts.from.god

    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.
    TwoBrownDogs

    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.
    doodlebopfan

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

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