15 Foster Care Adoption Surprises

Foster care adoption surprises doesn’t mean foster care adoption is filled with unpleasant surprises. On the contrary, it’s more like you probably didn’t realize some of these 15 things existed. Like how you need a different home study to adopt from foster care than the one you got to become a foster parent.

You might want to know some of these surprises because it can save you a lot of time and heartache during your foster adoption journey. Like how you might want to reach out to other foster parents for help adopting and just plain being a foster parent. Or that your wish to adopt a child comes second to whatever available option is best for the child.

Adopting from foster care has the potential to be the most rewarding thing that has ever happened to you. But that also means it’s going to have its challenges. Prepare yourself by reading this list. Not all the surprises are bad or even a problem, but isn’t it nice when there are no surprises on such an important journey?

What surprises have you experienced on your foster adoption journey? What do you wish you had known that you can tell those on the journey now? Let us know in the comments!

You can read all 15 foster care adoption surprises here.

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Crystal started in the adoption community as an intern for Adoption.com. From there she became the content manager, and has recently moved to become a content specialist. Crystal has been touched by the hundreds of articles she's read and edited from all members of the adoption triad. In her free time she loves to spend too much time on Instagram, hike around Oregon, and hang out with her husband. Show her pictures of your puppies or share some salt and vinegar chips with her, and you've got a friend for life.

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