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Anyone adopt their foster child or know someone who did

Answered 2 years ago

I just want some info about it if you have any, or how easy or hard it was. I want to ask my case manager but I'm scared haha


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2 years ago
An old neighbour adopted twins that she had been long term fostering since babies. I remember her excitement when all the adoption details had been processed.

I also remember her complaining a lot about how long it took to get it all approved and sorted in Australia. She described the process as very drawn out but worthwhile. I can't remember exactly how long though.

I'd say to go for it and ask your case manager.

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2 years ago
If you have them long term you can go to the court to get ‘permanent care’ until they are 18

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2 years ago
I think it would make a difference to the child being adopted, rather than long term care. I know on the surface its pretty much the same thing, but I think it would mean more to them to be adopted. OP you are doing a lovely thing 🙂

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2 years ago
It’s extremely hard in Australia almost unheard of.

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2 years ago
A friend did. Not sure exactly what was involved but it was a lengthy process and involved going to court. But one lovely little girl has a family that desperately wanted her.

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2 years ago
Just ask! What a beautiful thing to welcome that child into your heart and life x ive heard of long term fostering till age 18 which is an easier way