Tuesday’s Child: Le’Rey

Tuesday's Child
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La’Rey is a sweet young lady who loves to talk to adults. La’Rey wants more than anything a family to call her own. She enjoys participating in typical teenage activities.

La’Rey likes dancing, singing, swimming, basketball, and football. La’Rey likes sports and wants to play football at her school. She considers herself a “tomboy”. La’Rey enjoys participating in community and religious activities. She likes going shopping, watching movies, listening to music and creating things.

La’Rey is very social and able to express her thoughts and feelings. She describes herself as someone with a lot of talent. La’Rey has difficulty at times controlling her emotions and taking responsibility for her behaviors. La’Rey prefers to be adopted by a Mixed family like her. La’Rey would like a mom and a dad with a little brother.

She prefers to live in a quiet neighborhood. La’Rey will do best in a family with lots of love and patience. A family that is experienced and has the time to help La’Rey reach her full potential would be ideal. Parents who are calm and not easily frustrated are also ideal. La’Rey will do well with the use of positive reinforcement and frequent feedback on her behavior.

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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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