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My husband and I live in California and went through all the training for Fostering to Adopt, and were then told that they had missed the fact the layout of our apartment did not fit State guidelines.
We have two bedrooms each with their own bathroom which is only accessible off said bedroom. No hallway access into either. We were shocked because we moved into the apartment so any child could have their own bathroom, and checked with the agency, who unfortunately didn’t pick it up until we were way down the line.
Friends who have fostered members of their own family were also amazed - one of them had their foster child in a curtained off area of the living room as a makeshift bedroom and that was deemed acceptable by the state.
We have been told we have to move if we want to foster to adopt here and moving is not an option right now. We are both from the UK originally. I am 40 and my husband is 46. We were hoping to foster to adopt. Can anyone advise - is this correct? Could we foster to adopt from another state? Is only paid for adoption open to us? If anyone could advise we would be really grateful. Thanks so much
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