The Variations Between Promote Care and Adoption


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Adoption vs Foster to Adopt vs Foster Care

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Foster Care vs Adoption: what’s the difference?

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FOSTER CARE vs. ADOPTION// What is the difference between foster care and adoption

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Foster care The difference between foster care and foster to adopt

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The Differences Between Foster Care and Adoption Permanency. State agencies don’t want children to remain in foster care indefinitely, so foster care is temporary. Parental Rights. In most cases, a child’s birth parents retain their parental rights even while their child is in foster.

Care for the child is entirely the responsibility of the adoptive parent or parents. Once a child has entered the foster care system, the biological parent does not get to select where, or with whom, the child will go. With adoption, on the other hand, placement typically involves the biological parent in some way. Once a child’s adoption has been finalized, that child is now legally and forever a part of that family. During the process, this is the sole aim of everyone involved.

The goals of reunification and permanent placement. As a foster care parent, you should keep this in mind. Adoption Adopting a child gives you full legal custody and parental rights over them without any oversight by a social. Alternative Family Services (AFS) provides thoughtful, informed foster care, adoption and mental health services throughout California’s San Francisco Bay Area and.

• Adoption is a legal process, whereas fostering is not a legal process. This is one of the main differences between adoption and fostering. • The court transfers all the parental. Foster care and guardianship are both designed to provide safe and healthy care to children if separation from the birth parent is either voluntary or involuntarily necessary. While adoption permanently severs the legal tie between birth parent and child, guardianship and foster care can allow some level of shared responsibility and parental rights.?

1. How is the foster care system (including adoption) different in the UK compared to NJ? One of the biggest differences that I’ve noticed between the UK and the US adoptive processes is the presence of private adoption. I’m not sure why, but one of the most confusing concepts to me before I entered the world of foster care was the difference between regular foster care and foster adoption (sometimes called fost-adopt for short). At first, I thought that if you were open to adopting a child through foster care. Summary of Adoption and Fostering.

Adopting is a process in which all legal rights, responsibilities and benefits connected to having a child are transferred to the adopting parents.

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Children adopted from foster care also are less likely to commit crimes as teens and young adults than children who remain in foster care, so adoption reduces criminal justice costs.

“The Routledge Handbook of Adoption” by Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Emily Helder, Elisha Marr
from The Routledge Handbook of Adoption
by Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Emily Helder, Elisha Marr
Taylor & Francis, 2020

Foster care entails varying lengths of time in which a child lives with a foster family, who are neither their birth parents nor adoptive parents.

“Social Work Perspectives on Human Behavior” by Margarete Parrish
from Social Work Perspectives on Human Behavior
by Margarete Parrish
McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

If the court agrees that the child should be adopted and the adoption agency approves the ‘match’ between the foster carers as adopters and the child, the placement becomes an adoption placement.

“A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care” by John Harris, Vicky White
from A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care
by John Harris, Vicky White
OUP Oxford, 2018

However, at least initially, foster care is somewhat of a different experience from adoption because it is meant to be a temporary placement for the child while efforts are made to reunify the child with his/her parents.

“101 Careers in Social Work” by R. Hal Ritter, Jr., PhD, LPC, LMFT, Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD, Dr. Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi, PhD, Ms. Mary Kiernan-Stern, MSW, LCSW
from 101 Careers in Social Work
by R. Hal Ritter, Jr., PhD, LPC, LMFT, Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

All states require that prospective foster parents provide proof of sufficient income to cover their housing costs and basic expenses without relying on a foster care subsidy (although there are some exceptions for foster care involving hard-to-place children and youth with “special needs” classification).

from “When the Welfare People Come”: Race and Class in the US Child Protection System
by Don Lash
Haymarket Books, 2017

Foster care is seen as temporary, whereas children are viewed as needing permanent homes based solely on love, not on financial gain.

“Social Policy and Social Change: Toward the Creation of Social and Economic Justice” by Jillian Jimenez
from Social Policy and Social Change: Toward the Creation of Social and Economic Justice
by Jillian Jimenez
SAGE Publications, 2010

Long-term foster care: different needs, different outcomes.

“Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the Challenges: Facing the Challenges” by Catherine Fisher Collins
from Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the Challenges: Facing the Challenges
by Catherine Fisher Collins
ABC-CLIO, 2015

Both foster care and guardianship relationships defy the traditional understanding of parentage as complete and exclusive.

“Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials” by D. Kelly Weisberg
from Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials
by D. Kelly Weisberg
Wolters Kluwer, 2020

While long-term foster care provides considerable satisfactions, its ambiguous status gives rise to an element of insecurity not found in adoption.

“The Psychology of Adoption” by David M. Brodzinsky Associate Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology Rutgers University, Marshall D. Schechter Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Emeritus)
from The Psychology of Adoption
by David M. Brodzinsky Associate Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology Rutgers University, Marshall D. Schechter Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Emeritus)
Oxford University Press, USA, 1990

Distinctions are also made between family foster care and institutional foster care.

“The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach” by Alan Carr
from The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach
by Alan Carr
Taylor & Francis, 2015

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  • Thanks for watching! Do you have any questions about the difference between foster care and foster to adopt?
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  • Heyy, I would like for you to make a video and elaborate on point 5. I’m not sure why you didnt want to get into it, but i wanna hear it

  • We are going threw the process of getting certified for doing foster care. We have the same mindset. We r not wanting to adopt at this point. We have four of our own “bio” kids but we feel that we have more than enough love to help children while their parents get better. I love the aunt thing. How does it work with your own kids… do they see foster kids as a brother or cousin?

  • I didn’t know you adopted your eldest two. I have been thinking that when we move back to the UK I would like to foster. This was a wonderful video. #monthly

  • Thank you for the great information!!! May God continue to bless you guys. My wife and I are beginning this year as foster parents and this was very helpful

  • I met a foster family 4 yrs ago. They had 2 adorable little kiddos who were 4 months old and 2 yrs old. I became their babysitter, their photographer and their Sunday school teacher. I bonded with them so much. After 18 months in foster care, they were returned to their family on a 90 day monitored return. 3 days after that ended, 2 badly abused and neglected children were returned into care back to my friend’s home. We were in the process of becoming licensed to do foster or foster to adopt. We were open to either. It became very clear that these kids were mean to be with us. They had a baby sister born about a year after them going back into care. We got the call for her, and then a week later we got the older 2. We finalize adoption on all 3 in Jan. 2019. We look forward to doing foster care only one day but right now we are just enjoying adding 3 precious kiddos to our family, giving us a total of five daughters and one son ♡♡♡♡♡♡ the older 2 have been in foster care for over 4 yrs total and the baby has been for 17 months. We are so excited to give them closure!

  • Thank you for sharing! I’ve been thinking about opening my home to children, but I haven’t figured out if I can handle it emotionally. I know we eventually want to adopt…and we’ve been considering foster to adopt. Again thank you for sharing your raw emotions and being real about it!

  • As a foster mother of 2 beautiful girls I completely understand there has been so many days of feeling vulnerable and helpless because there wasn’t a way to take that pain away from my daughters and God willing if we can keep them how to raise them knowing they are worth more then the way they were treated… I still don’t have the answers but it was wonderful to hear I’m not alone

  • I’ve always known that I want to foster and adopt since I was like 7 or 8. I’ve also known I wanted a big family. I’m currently 16 and I can’t wait to have a family. Giving a second chance to a child of any age and whatever they’ve been through is something I can’t wait to do. I absolutely love kids and I know for a fact that this is something I really want to do. Usually when people are growing up they think about what they want to be when they grow up, but all I’ve ever wanted to do is have a family. I can’t wait to get older and have a family.

  • If your a foster parent temporarily your not the parent… Just f.y.i…. If your adopting then yes your the parent and its your sworn duty to protect and love that child.. Please dont abuse kids anyone… (No offense to any good ppl or ppl here.. Id love to save as many kids as i can one day but id NEVER hurt a parent and child relationship on false allegations… )

  • We adopted 6 out of foster care and we have 3 we birthed and we understand what you are talking about.

  • Thank you! Very helpful to know as I am single, and signing up now to adopt from foster care. Most likely a teen. I am scared and excited.

  • It’s very interesting how much room as the “foster parent” you have and don’t have. They control almost every aspect but really give the child more struggles. An hour in the car for a kid is long enough and then add another home after an hour of therapy (which can be hard). You’d think the system would try to be more understanding about the region and the child feeling more connected to their temp family. That’s very disconnected.

  • I am dealing of the havoc that happens down the road. I adopted because I wanted a daughter. And she needed a mother and father. But she did not feel the attachment to meI am a mere fixture in her life that she no longer needs. I have hope in my heart that when she has kids of her own, she will want me really WANT me. She is living with a boyfriend who she barely knew. They live with his parents and she calls his Mom, Mom. Crushes me. But she gets what she wants-freedom to do whatever. She is going down a bad path and there is nothing we can do to stop it.

  • I’ve heard that adopting through foster care doesn’t always work out (by that I mean you aren’t always able to have the right to adopt a certain child) did you ever have a problem with that? I also would like to know if you have any biological kids? I have a 2 year old but felt inspired to adopt. If anyone has advice on things to be aware of when doing something like that.

  • I have a biological son and am 21yrs old. I hope that when I’m about 25-27yrs old, I can start fostering as well. My question is, if you have any biological children, how would you bring up the idea of having foster siblings? I would want to foster kids between 6-9yrs old so my son would be close to their age & I know they’re less likely to be adopted if older. Also, how difficult is it to foster adopt an older child? I’ve tried finding things on it, but all I can find are babies or teens but nothing about 6-10yr olds.

  • I am curious to know if you actively bridge with bio parents?
    I do believe each foster home or adoptive home has to balance what is best for their family and the foster children that come into our lives. That looks different in each situation.
    For us, we started as kinship. I actually quit my job to get these two kids on stable ground. The intent was to foster them until the parents could take them back. Things didn’t work out for reunification. So our intent changed to adopt these kids and close our home.
    I was not 100% ready to close our home but my husband was. At the last minute my husband came to me and said that if I really wanted to keep our home open then he would agree to it. And we would just do emergency, short term placements.
    Our first two placements came a couple weeks apart. Both 2 year old boys. One was supposed to be here for the weekend, the other was going to be a couple months.
    Nearly two years later, one went home, the other (who had a sibling join us 8 months earlier) went to adoptive homes with their siblings.
    We started with the approach, which we are always verbally open about with the kids, that our role/job is to help these kids get to their forever homes. Some times that is with their bio parents some times it is not. But either way we work on building relationships.
    One of our little guys and his sisters just spent a week end with us because mom had a legit emergency. We sent that child home to mom with a very clear message that we are still here to support mom and the kids.
    In December when we started moving our 3 foster children to their forever homes I was ok with the idea of closing our home. I even went back to work. This time it was my husband who wasn’t ready. He asked for a break so we could emotionally process the transitions. But less than a month in he was already saying that he does not like this life with out foster kids, without bio parents to mentor and with me being employed. He says he will support my decision either way. Because I have always worked until we started fostering.
    But each day that goes by the more I am convinced that he is right. We currently have our 3 kids plus ond foster child. But we recently agreed to take 3 siblings. Which will for sure mean me not working. My only reservation is that we are not interested in adoption. We want reunification. But until we are more informed about the case we dont know if reunification is the plan. But for us, supporting the parents is just as important as supporting the kids.

  • #7… listen to the Holy Spirit!!!! Thank you for that. And, thank you for this video!!! So much valuable information here. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • My wife and I were lured into a foster to adopt situation, from an abusive parent that was to sever their rights. 6 months later the parent admitted they had no intention into letting us adopt the child and they were just scamming us into paying for the child’s raising as long as she could get us to. CPS and the child’s lawyer advised her how to do it and took active part in lying to us. The CPS agent shout be put in jail and the lawyer disbarred. They have decided returning the child to the physically abuse mother is in the child’s best interest. The child was originally taken away from her for beating him and leaving him all day in dirty diapers while she got high. The faster CPS Tex’s goes away, the better.

  • I’m only 17 but once I get done with college and get a stable income I want to adopt a kid or a group of bio siblings. I help my mom&stepdad with my 1 year old sister and while doing that I’ve realized just how much I want kids, I’m willing to work through anything with them and give them the best lives possible (even though I haven’t met them yet lol). My mom is my whole world, she’s helped me through so much, and I want to do the same for my future kids.

  • This is totally something my boyfriend an I want to do…. its strange but great that he’s interested in this he’s such a big teddy bear with a big heart❤

  • My husband and I are starting the state adoption path and I would love to find out more about how you’ve handled the trauma… its honestly the most terrifying part of adopting kids that have been through the foster care system and I just want to make sure I am as prepared as possible… thanks & love the video!

  • You are getting paid to participate in a very corrupt system that is a child exploitation racket. If you have been doing this for a while then you realize that most of these children weren’t ripped away from parents who abused them.

  • We were blessed with our first official foster child a few weeks ago, she is 20 months and will most likely be with us for 9-12 months (at least). We are in love, but the paper work to get licensed was crazy!!! But the thing you said that rung truest for me was ‘not everyone will be excited for you’. It is shocking and painful. 2 separate ppl I love have been very critical, and not because they think we wouldn’t give a child a good home, but because of the ‘drama’ we are ‘inviting’ into our lives, and the fact that we have ‘enough’ to take care of with our other 3 children. We are talking about a HUMAN CHILD that has just had their world turned upside down and had been living through horrible things. My husband and I are adults. Whatever pain or hardship for us that comes with this journey will be worth it to give this child the love and stability she deserves while her parents get their lives together. If the parents don’t make the necessary changes, we get to add a beautiful daughter to our family forever. How anyone can see that as bad is beyond me.

  • Really LOVE your straightforward but loving presentation about adoption, we are just now starting the process and are curious how hard it is to adopt out of state through foster program, do you happen to know?

  • Bless your soul my dear sister.
    You have a very good heart. I pray that The Heavenly FATHER gives you an unlimited abundance of strength in your spirit. I lost my godson to the system 8y ago. I pray that he has someone like you.
    Keep protecting the children. Especially from the system’s evil ways.

  • Parent of 4 and thinking about foster/adoption and this post strangely gave me comfort.  One thing I missed was the “I’d do it again and again” and/or “its 1000 times worth it” but pretty sure I saw that in your eyes…Hope so.  Stay strong, if we continue through this journey, have a feeling I’ll be viewing more.  Thanks for sharing.

  • I like your channel. I just started a channel as well and would like for you to check it out. I go over the foster care process for potential and new foster parents. It will evolve into more. Check it out!

  • Also, if you ever run into into a billy like that you need to seek a supervisor or even higher.. I gave only been bullied by one worker and I let that teeny bopper know real quick that wasn’t gonna fly with me. I had a written apology in my mailbox three days later. Foster homes are needed they will not let workers bully you like that.