Tuesday’s Child: Jazmine

Tuesday's Child
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Jazmine is a very sweet and loving 12 year old.  

She is great around younger children and typically becomes a little mom.  

Jazmine enjoys listening to music and uses it as a way to calm herself.  

Some of her other favorite activities include going to the movies with her friends, drawing, and playing with makeup.  

Jazmine generally does well in school. She likes being around animals and would do well with animals in the home. 

Jazmine can appear shy at first but once you get to know her, you can’t resist her sweet smile and happy spirit. 

Jazmine desperately wants a family to call her own. She continues to work on overcoming the stressful events in her past. She has made a lot of progress in healing past hurts. It is important her new family be supportive and continue to provide any services that are recommended.  

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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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