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If it becomes necessary for a child to enter Mecklenburg County's foster care system, our primary goal is to work towards reuniting the child with the birth or biological family. If Mecklenburg County is unable to reunite the child with their family, social workers immediately begin searching for a new permanent family for the child.


What is a Foster Parent? What is Adoption?
Foster parents provide temporary homes for children as young as infants and up to the age of 18. They provide care and nurturing to children who have been abused, neglected or declared dependents, until they are able to return home or a permanent home is found for them.
Learn more about the foster care process by watching the Foster Care Process video.
Adoption is what happens when a child is born to one set of parents (birth parents) and later becomes the child of another set of parents (adoptive parents). The adoptive parents assume all rights and responsibilities for the child as if he/she had been born to them.
Learn more by watching the Adoption Process video.


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