Tuesday’s Child: Tara

Tuesday's Child
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Tara is an outspoken young lady who enjoys going on outings and loves to go shopping. 

She enjoys spending time going to the park, watching movies, and playing with animals. She loves getting her hair done and likes to do arts and crafts. 

Tara loves to spend time playing outside and spending time with family. She is very helpful with things around the house. 

At times, she may have some difficulty interacting with others. 

She has a good sense of humor and is very funny. She is also a very emotional child and she may, at times, act without thinking things through. 

Tara does better with a routine.

Tara’s family will be patient and committed. She will need a lot of structure. 

Tara needs a family who will show her unconditional love. 
 

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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.