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Adoption FAQs - Mass.Gov

1 . How long will I have to wait for a placement?

The length of your wait will depend on when you have been approved, which children are available at that time, and the potential of a match between the child's needs and your ability to meet those needs. Individuals and families seeking to adopt very young children may wait for a significant period of time.

2 . Will I be able to meet the child...

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Foster Care and Adoption Informational Meetings -

The current schedule of Foster Care/Adoption Informational Meetings and the Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) Trainings.

There is support for all foster and adoptive parents. If you become a foster or adoptive parent, a DCF Family Resource Worker can arrange for one of these classes.


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Foster Care FAQs -

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4 . Why do children need foster care?

The Department of Children and Families Foster Care Program provides safe homes and compassionate foster parents for children who are removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, unsafe or dangerous conditions. A child might be removed if he or she has been sexually assaulted, seriously physically abused or severely...

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File for adoption |

All applicable forms should be submitted to your local court. However, please note that other documents may be required from additional agencies. See our Related Links for more information.

To find your local court, click here .

By mail

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Date: 2018-03-22 12:36:52

Apply to become a DCF foster parent |

Foster parents give children a temporary place for healing and an extended family to lean on until they can return to their own home. Learn how you can open your heart and home to a child in need.


What you need

How to apply

If you have questions and would like to be contacted by the DCF Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment Unit you can complete a...

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:18:07

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