The Differences Between Private Domestic Adoption Agencies, Foster Care and International Adoption

While children are being adopted daily, each type of adoption has its own regulations and process, as well as opportunities and restrictions on birth and adoptive families meeting or staying in touch after the adoption has been finalized. DOMESTIC ADOPTION PRIVATE ADOPTION is also called independent, identified or private agency adoption. Prospective adoptive parent(s) hire … Continue Reading

Foster Care

Throughout the United States, children are cared for in a a variety of foster care settings, under the auspices of the local Department of Social Services. Foster care includes in home placement with a family or non-family member, residential care and group homes. These foster placements are temporary, while a more permanent living arrangement is … Continue Reading

Foster Parent vs. Adopting

If you are considering adopting a child or becoming a foster parent, it may help to understand what the differences are between adoption and foster care.  Here are some facts to help you choose which one is best for you:   Foster Care: Foster care happens when a child welfare worker confirms that a child … Continue Reading