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Fostering can lead to adoption in Georgia

The need for adoptive families in Georgia is immense, as there are hundreds of children in the foster care system or in children's homes. Those who are interested in adopting a child or sibling group can choose one that has adoptive status or begin as a foster parent. There are a variety of types of adoption from which a couple can choose. People who think they may want to adopt can seek the assistance of a professional who has experience with the process.

One adoption agency in Georgia has started a campaign to spread awareness of the children who are in need of forever homes. Some families have decided to begin fostering the children until their paperwork is completed and they can be adopted. Unfortunately the number of foster parents is far less than the number of children who do not have even a temporary home.

Whether a couple chooses to begin with foster care or adopt outright, there are various ways to go about it. Not all of the children needing to be adopted are infants. Some are teenagers or sibling groups. These children want to have parents to learn from and love before they age out of the system and are on their own.

Families considering adopting a child or sibling group can learn more about the process from numerous resources and from those who have experience handling adoptions. The foster care system is in need of people willing to be parents temporarily or even permanently. There are children in Georgia who do not have a home to call their own, but that can be changed by one's decision to go through the process of adoption.

Source: gainsvilletimes.com, "Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available", Nick Watson, June 27, 2015

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