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 How long can a child be in foster care before they are adopted out?

Answer Until they reach the age of majority. In other words, unfortunately, a child may never be adopted and will remain in state's custody until he or she reaches adulthood. This answer of course relate... Read More »
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Does an adopted child have any say in who their adoptive parents will be For example may a teen in foster care who is going to be adopted decide if heshe wants to live with this new family?

Yes, when the family appeals in court the child gets the choice to say accept or deny this family.
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If you gave your rights up to your child 10 years ago and their children are in foster care waiting to be adopted can you petition the court to adopt those children?

yes you should be able to adopt the children if you have a stable environment for them
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How come some foster care kids are unable to be adopted?

Isn't it interesting that most people here have NOT been adopted from foster care.....?

You mean because most of the adoptees on this forum are from international or infant adoptions? Yes, it is quite interesting. Especially when you add in the "angry, bitter" label. Interesting...
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