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Q: Can I adopt my foster child?
A: In most circumstances a foster parent can adopt a foster child.
Depending on the whether the care plan for the minor child is
adoption and there is no reunification plan in place for the birth
parents, a foster parent can file a petition for third party adoption.
In some circumstances, the Department of Human Services will
pay up to $1,500.00 of the attorney’s fees for the adoption for
children who are in foster care.