Barriers to Foster Care Adoption
Bill, who works for a state photolisting organization, writes:
1. Foster parents that don't want to help children into adoption, usually for selfish and frequently monetary reasons. They create artificial barriers or provide negative and sometimes false information to prospective families scaring them off.
2. Interstate issues associated with the Interstate Compact which often delay adoptions for months and sometimes even get families to withdraw due to delays.
3. States that promote adoption, but do not provide dedicated adoptive staff or adequate staff and funding to complete adoptive matches and placements in a timely manner, causing many children to linger in care and families to turn their attention elsewhere.