Foster Care: Foster care is not permanent. It is a temporary situation to care for a child before returning home to a stable birth family or joining an adoptive family. Some foster care children are adopted by his or her foster care parents.Adoption: Adoption is permanent.
Foster parents have no legal parental rights, but when you adopt, you acquire thesame legal rights and responsibilities for your adopted child as parents have for their birth children. The child is no longer in the State's custody but is a full, legal member of your family. ... With adoption, that assistance changes.
Before continue editing, please take a moment to read our Manual of Style, it is the guide that explains the way we work on here. Be aware that your edits will be reverted if they do not follow those guidelines.
This community participates in an advisor program to guide newcomers through any basic questions they have and issues they encounter. Advisors are here to help you! To select an advisor or for more information, click this card.