I just made the call to the local DFS office to get information sent to me about adopting via the foster system. The county I live in has come under fire recently for the foster system so they are in desperate need of parents. I was told there are healthy newborn infants living in temperary foster care for 6 months to a year after TPR.
If you pay attention to national news about crimes against children... I live in Greene County, Missouri, where in 2008 a little boy was killed by his foster parent. So now the red tape to be approved is very very thick. I have to file an application to be approved to even apply to get into the system. There are 2 seperate background checks, as well as a full mental health evaluation, that's even before the home study is started. I do not begrude the red tape if it can prevent another death.
We're going to wait till the new year to start the paperwork because we are working on house repairs right now and I don't want the stress of both going on at the same time.
At the same time, we are also requesting information from several private agencies too, and I plan on printing up busness cards and flyers too.View Thread
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