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Adoption & Foster Care

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  • Adoption
  • Adoptive parents
  • Adopt
  • Foster child
  • Foster care


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Adoption - A practice in which an adult assumes the role of parent for a child who is not his or her biological offspring.

Foster Care - Placing a child in the temporary care of a family other than its own as the result of problems or challenges that are taking place within the birth family, or while critical elements of an adoption are being completed.

Adoption -- Books

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Streaming Video -- from library catalog

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