There are many types of adoption. One is the adoption of children who are in the state’s foster care system. Recent years have seen high levels of foster child adoption here in Louisiana. This year, totals for such adoptions have hit new heights in the state.
This is what recent numbers point to. According statistics from the state’s Department of Children and Families, 912 foster children were adopted in the state between October 2017 and September 2018. This is 141 more foster child adoptions than the previous one-year period saw.
This total also breaks the state’s record for foster child adoptions. This makes 2018 the state’s third consecutive record-setting year when it comes to such adoptions.
The number of families adopting foster kids in state is also up this year. Over the October 2017 to September 2018 period, 631 families adopted such children. The previous one-year period’s total was 548 families.
Many things can lead to a family seeking to bring a foster child permanently into their home through adoption. When a family has decided to pursue a foster child adoption, it can be very important for them to understand what the adoption process involves. This can allow the family to better prepare for the process and avoid mistakes that could delay or derail the process. Skilled Louisiana family law attorneys can provide families who are considering foster child adoption with guidance on the steps of the adoption process in the state and assist such families with navigating these steps.