Many kids in foster care do qualify for supports post adoption. It is very important that your adoption agreement lists what supports will be available to your child post adoption. We recommend you postpone your adoption date if something is not correct on your adoption agreement as it can be a challenge to make any changes to the agreement post-adoption. Your adoption lawyer should be able to help you know what is typical and how to make sure your child’s needs are listed appropriately.
If your child is not currently showing behaviors or medical issues but there is a concern based on a child’s history or parental history that leads to probability of issues in the future, I strongly recommend you have the discussion with your adoption attorney on how to make sure those concerns are listed in the agreement. It is better to err on the side of having too many resources available to your child than have your child in a crisis and not have the help needed.
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