CAN FOSTER PARENTS ADOPT THEIR FOSTER CHILD?

The goal of foster care is to reunite children with their birth families or extended family members whenever possible. If this is not possible, children may benefit by being adopted by their foster parents with whom they have become attached and built a relationship, but there are many things that factor into this. If you are interested in having a child become part of your family permanently, you are encouraged to pursue adoption directly. You can fill out the Every Child Connect Form and we'll connect you with our partners at DHS Child Welfare who can share more with you about adoption.