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Where to start with adoption?

My husband and I have decided to look into adoption, but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone point me in the right direction? I think, if possible I would like to adopt from my state (NJ), as I would think that would be cheaper and easier, but I don't know if that's true, and if not, I am open to other options. Thank you in advance for your help!

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A great first step, if you are considering foster care leading to adoption, is to go through the prospective foster parent training program. Adoption from foster care can be challenging as child protection must make every attempt to reunify parents with their child before the baby/child becomes freed for adoption. This is a huge challenge from an attachment perspective and must be done carefully and skillfully. Children who have been subjected to abuse or neglect and adopted out of the system will often have ongoing needs for relationship repair, or healing of trauma. A commitment to ongoing family therapy is essential. The resource page on the top of this forum may give some useful articles and links to get you started.

 









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