Can a Foster Parent Adopt My Child?
When New Jersey DCPP removes your child from your home, they will initially ask if there are any family members or friends who can tend to your child. If there are no family or friends who are suited to watch the child, then DCPP will place that child in foster care.
If your child is placed in a foster home, their foster parent does not have the right to seek to adopt your child. Foster care is temporary care for children whose parents are unable to care for them at the moment. With that being said, foster parents are not forbidden to adopt a child they are caring for. If the child has been in placement for a long period of time, the foster parents may be able to adopt the child. If the child is eligible for adoption, the Bureau of Children’s Services will consider the application of the foster parents over every other application. This is why it is important our team of DCPP attorneys fight to get the child out of foster care right away!
If you are scared your child may be removed from your home, or you would like to fight to get your child out of foster care, give our New Jersey DCPP lawyers a call at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529). Our 24/7 toll free hotline will connect you with a tough, smart, and dedicated attorney who will do everything they can to fight for you and your child. Don’t hesitate, call our law offices today.