Fostering and Adopting Children in Foster Care
Over half a million children are in the US foster care system. Long time foster parent, Kathy Harrison, author of Another Place at the Table, talks about what it takes to be a foster parent and how to adopt from the foster care system.
- What is the general picture of the foster care systems?
- Open adoption in the foster care system
- Foster care vs. foster-to-adopt
- Are foster care systems receptive to foster families that want to adopt?
- How should larger families deal with the prejudice they encounter in adopting from foster care?
- How do you cope with the lack of control over what happens to the foster child in your home?
- Reimbursement rates for foster families
- The lack of respect for foster families
- How do foster children affect the family’s permanent children?
- Why is there a scarcity of foster homes?
- How do people choose to become foster parents?
- How are families and children matched in the foster-to-adopt program?
- Homeschool and foster care
- What is the risk from unstable birth families?
- Is it possible to specialize in fostering a certain type of child (children with physical handicaps, sexually abused children)?