Tuesday’s Child: Devin

Tuesday's Child
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Devin is a very energetic youth who is always on the move! Devin really enjoys playing outside. Recently Devin has discovered that he loves riding horses and helping out around the ranch!

Devin has a strong interest in playing sports and his favorite sport is basketball. Devin has also said that he will play soccer and football too if he is able to. Devin does not really enjoy school but is a very smart kid.

Devin always has a smile on his face. Some of Devin’s triggers include loud noises, yelling, and bullying. However, Devin also knows what kind of things help calm him down and is able to implement these things when he feels himself getting worked up. Devin is a very sweet and loving child and is always wanting to be silly and have a good time.

Devin needs a family that will be able to show him an unending amount of love and support. Devin has a lot of issues that still need to be worked through so he will need a family that has a lot of patience and huge hearts.

Devin needs a home that is structured, but also one that allows him to have a sense of individualism. Devin needs a family that is understanding of and willing to work with the trauma that he has suffered and is still working through. Devin needs a family that will continue to push him to be the best young man he can be and to see to it that his full potential has been met. Devin does not care what the makeup of his family is, just as long as the parents love each other and treat each other with love and respect.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the steps to adoption?

  1. Become licensed foster to adopt parent
  2. Complete the DFPS match process
  3. Preplacement visits
  4. Foster for 6 months

Why do I have to foster before I can adopt?

There is a six month waiting period to ensure a good fit for both you and the child, during this time period you are fostering to adopt.

How do I become licensed?

  1. Find a Child Placement agency that is a good fit for you.  There are three locally.
  2. Pass background check
  3. Attend 30-40 hours of training
  4. Home study

Are there any services for adopted children?

Yes!  Most children listed on the DFPS website qualify for adoption subsidies.  There are also different post adopt services available.

How does a child qualify for a subsidy?

Each child is looked at by DFPS to determine if they qualify.  Some of the qualifying factors are: being a part of a sibling group, age or ethnicity.

What are adoption subsidies?

  1. Healthcare coverage until the age of 18.
  2. Tuition waiver for state schools.
  3. Monthly stipend.
  4. Legal and court fees.

How much does it cost to adopt?

  1. You can expect some small expenses during the licensing process, this will differ depending upon the agency you choose.
  2. Court fees and legal expenses are often covered by adoption subsidies, if not one might expect between $1,500 and $2,500 depending upon the counsel chosen.

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