Relative Adoption

Relatives are vital resources for children in foster care.

Relatives are approved as the adoptive family, through a similar process to non-related people.  Relatives are the preferred option as an adoptive family in order to maintain important connections and supports for the child.  Information about this process is available in the documents below.  Relatives who become the adoptive parent(s) for a child also qualify for post adoption supports, learn more at


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