Will I be able to adopt a foster child in my home if I want to?

Possibly. Sometimes foster children are not able to be returned to their biological parents nor is there any biological family that are appropriate for the child or who are willing to care for the child. Although family reunification is always the goal, it is not always possible. In these circumstances, the State goes through the legal process of terminating the parental rights. When parental rights are terminated this frees the child for legal adoption. Foster Parents can then apply to adopt the child.

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