Tuesday’s Child: Maryjo

Tuesday's Child
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Maryjo is happy and fun to be around. She can be very polite around adults and loves to entertain others. She is funny and outgoing.

Maryjo may appear quiet until she feels comfortable in her surroundings. Once she is comfortable, Maryjo is talkative and expresses her opinions. She is engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor with a bright smile. Maryjo is able to communicate her own thoughts and feelings but may struggle at times communicating in a positive way.

She has difficulty expressing her anger and emotions at times in a constructive way. Maryjo is helpful and tries hard to please others. She likes getting her hair done and spending time with her sister. Maryjo enjoys going out to eat, playing outside, singing, and dancing.

Maryjo also enjoys, volleyball, cheer, basketball, and track. Maryjo enjoys getting dolled up and has a bubbly personality.

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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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