Foster Kids? Thinking of providing foster care for a child in Minnesota? There are many good reasons to become a foster parent, and just as many benefits to the child you foster. If you’re looking for information on how you become a foster parent, here’s an overview of the process. First of all, what exactly does being a foster parent encompass? As a foster parent, you will be providing care for a child on a temporary basis. Children who are in foster care are in the temporary custody of the state; their birth parents (or whoever had custody of the […]

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Stepparent Adoptions Ready to make your spouse’s child officially your child too? Stepparent adoptions in Minnesota are specifically provided for under the state’s adoption rules. This makes stepparent adoption fairly uncomplicated (and less costly than other types of adoptions), at least in most situations. Before you start the actual adoption process, It’s best to begin with getting the consent of the child’s other parent (as in, not your spouse) to the adoption. If that parent gives written consent to the adoption, you can proceed with court forms for an uncontested adoption. There are specifics on how and what to sign […]

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