This is Susan. She has worked in the adoption world as a social worker for years, and especially cherished her time working alongside expectant and birth parents. There is often times confusion between adoption and foster care. Susan is clarifying the difference:
"What is the difference between adoption and foster care?"
There’s a big difference between adoption and foster care. When a child goes into foster care, the biological parents don’t get to decide who their foster parents are and the adoption plan is not voluntary. It’s also possible for a child in foster care to have several foster families. When a birth mother makes an adoption plan for her child, she gets to choose the adoptive family and the kind of ongoing relationship she wants to share with her child and their family. And she can be assured that the family she has chosen will be her child’s forever family.
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