How much does the new beginnings program cost?
Adopting a child in the state foster system requires no program fee. In addition, the state provides a monthly stipend and college tuition for these adopted children, and Medicaid pays for their medical expenses.
Can we adopt an infant?
Most children available for adoption through this program are 5 years and up. This is because children are in foster care on average for a total of 15–21 months before they are even available for adoption.
Can we adopt a single child from foster care?
Yes, although there are more sibling groups in foster care that are awaiting adoption than individual children.