Why Can’t I Adopt A Young Child From Foster Care?

Are you hoping to adopt a young child from foster care? Then you might find the response to the following question to be particularly relevant to your situation:

“I hear people say that there are soooo many kids in the foster care system who need a home, but when I ask if I can adopt a child 0-8 years old, the county says they don’t have any adoptable kids that young. Which one is true? I’m a good person and all I want to do is provide a home for a child that needs one and I keep getting stonewalled! So frustrating!”

Is this a question you’ve had as well?

In this informative blog post, foster/adoptive mom Alisa explains why there are so few children under the age of 8 on “Waiting Child” lists. And she explains how younger children can be adopted from the foster care system.

Read it here.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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