Fostering and Adopting Children in Foster Care

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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.

Highlights of the show (click to expand)
  • 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‚Äôs 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)?

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