Tuesday’s Child: Joesph

Tuesday's Child
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Joseph is a spunky child with a kind spirit. He is outgoing and loves to talk. Joseph has demonstrated great resilience and has a positive personality.

Although Joseph may have difficulty paying attention, this does not stop him from excelling in school. He states he is “the smartest child you will ever meet”. Joseph loves school and his favorite subject is Math. Joseph has a variety of interests such as reading comic books, playing outside, and riding go-karts.

He is also a big fan of cars and loves playing with Hot Wheels. Joseph is a generous child that has a lot of love to share with his new family.

Joseph will do well in a family who is supportive, patient, and committed. Joseph needs a family who will stick by him as he continues to succeed while offering guidance along the way. Joseph’s family will be strong, positive role models to assist him in learning relationships and family functioning

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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.