Tuesday’s Child: Ladasha

Tuesday's Child
Tues. child Ladasha

Ladasha is a very sweet young lady. She enjoys arts and crafts, especially crochet. She is very helpful in the home environment. 

Ladasha loves little kids and wants to work with children when she grows up. 

Ladasha enjoys learning and learning being with family. Ladasha does best when she has a solid peer group around her. 

Some of her favorite activities include going out to the movies with peers, eating out, and anything arts and crafts related. 

Ladasha does well in school. She does well with animals in the home. Ladasha is known to be shy at first but once you get to know her, you can’t resist that sweet smile.

One of Ladasha’s top wishes is to be a part of a forever family. She needs someone who is very committed and understanding, who will assist her in reaching her goals. The ideal family for Ladasha will provide an active lifestyle.

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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.