Yep..well sorta...low risk if you want them from newborn. It takes a while to get parental rights removed even if the mom walks from the hospital. If a child isn't in a good fost/ adopt concurrent placement home, the Judge may not want to terminate the birth families rights and have and child connected to no one and waiting.
I fostered 35 placements and held newborns for families wanting the for sure deals and they would wait maybe 4 months for the adoption placement and that's when they took the child into their home. I often would have them be my respite family and they would start the bonding as babysitter...but be careful, the foster parent could show a bonded relationship with that baby (more than 4 months) and the judge will go with that over a family playing it safe.
I say jump in and pick up lots of babies from the hospital as a foster parent. I was offered about 1/4 of my placements to adopt.
at 6:38 PM on Nov. 19, 2010