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What are the qualifications for being a foster care provider and adopting?

We are trying to find out the qualifications of going towards adoption and is foster parenting a resource to help with adoption, if so what are the qualifications for that source.

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Hyoung

Asked by Hyoung at 12:07 AM on Jul. 12, 2008 in Adoption

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  • In regards to foster care, it depends on which foster program you are going into. Many states have foster to adopt programs, which means the children in the program are eligible for adoption.

    Qualifications for foster care - clean criminal background check, home study approval, financial stability (not rich, but not dependent on the foster care benefits for your own needs) and training classes prior to obtaining licensure and training classes after licensure to maintain license.

    Adoption qualifications (some of this may depend on whether you are adopting internationally or domestically) - both require clean criminal background checks, approved home study and financial stability. With International Adoption, you must also take training to meet Hague convention requirements, you must receive CIS approval and some countries require psychological evaluations.

    No matter which route you take, good luck!

    - Christina

    jamaicanmehappy

    Answer by jamaicanmehappy at 12:21 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • FOSTER PARENT ADOPTION
    Review of Qualification Requirements for Prospective Adoptive Parents, ... Foster Parenting Foster Care and Adoption for Waiting Children Why Become a ...
    www.adoption.org/adopt/foster-parent-adoption.php -
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:23 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • ADOPTION QUALIFICATIONS
    the counseling for the adoption professional and what are their qualifications? Ask if there is anything else you haven’t asked that the adoption ... to an ...
    www.adoption.org/adopt/adoption-qualifications.php
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:24 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • I hope this doesn't sound bad, but do they take into consideration the fact my husband is Military and he is gone a big chunk of the year. I just worry that we won't qualify because he is home less then some. Also I am in school. I know that is bettering my education for me, but is that a strike as well? Thank you for the website and advice so far. I hope it works out being that is our only source to have children.
    Hyoung

    Answer by Hyoung at 12:30 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • I dont think so. I know several single people who have fostered kids AND adopted.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:06 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • I went on to the sites you sent me. Thank you again. I am going to get in contact with the Adoption side first. My only question now is, we are not doctors or lawyers that can fork out for medical and that kind of stuff. I read that most of the adoptee's pay out of pocket. I guess that will be a question to ask the agency ourselves. Again, thank you..
    Hyoung

    Answer by Hyoung at 1:22 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • Type in " your state" statues on foster care/daycare...on your browser bar and it should come up...look for ones that are .org..as that will be Statues from your state..also try guidlines..It works for me in Idaho..
    BUSYMAMA5

    Answer by BUSYMAMA5 at 2:08 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • Adopting through foster care is definitely the most cost effective way to adopt, but it can take some time. If you are willing to wait for the right child to come into your life, it's more than worth it though. We are foster parents and adopted one of our children through the foster care system. It cost us the fee to get the birth certificate, which was $16.50. Everything else is covered by the state.

    I wouldn't think your husband being military would be detrimental, but going through foster care means you both have to take classes every year to keep your license up to date. He would have to make sure his get done when he is home. But I'm sure if you talk with your county's children's services department, they could give you more information.
    mommytoadam

    Answer by mommytoadam at 11:01 AM on Jul. 17, 2008

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