returning your adopted child??

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I have a neighbor that does TFC like us. They adopted a 12 year old girl with issues (of course) 4 years ago. They had also adopted their oldest son, who moved away on his 18th birthday and never looked back. While talking to her yesterday, I found out that they put the girl into a group home because she was acting out. This girl was a hard worker and very nice, though a little goofy. That couple believes that hard work is what helps these kids, and they work these kids. The mom mentioned in our conversation that the girl, who's only 17, has a year left "in the system" until she ages out then will have to live on the streets if she doesn't get her act together.

My question is this... do you think that once a child is adopted they can/should be returned to the system if the parents can't/don't want them anymore?

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Kathy - posted on 01/11/2011

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1. You can't just "put" a child into a Group Home. The child must demonstate consistant behavioral or saftey issues for the state to take them into one of their "Group Homes" I am sure this Mom did all she could and did not make this decission all by herself for this child to have to leave the home. can/should be.. yes if that is what is the best care the child can receive.. can't/don't want them is so very harsh/cruel when you have NO CLUE to this family daily life has been going through for the child and the parent!

Lynn - posted on 08/09/2009

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Adopted is as if I physicially gave birth! FOREVER! Did they forget this?

Absolutely no child should be returned... EVER! This makes my tummy ill just thinking about it. My 19 year old son can be a handful, but never, ever do I or ever did I want to send him away from us. It's fight to the death here... these kids always need us. How can anyone even think for one moment of giving up? I reassure my boys every single day I will always be here for them, even 10, 20+ years down the road. Wow it sure would be hard to see your neighbor every day knowing this. Keep me posted.

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unfortunately I am not kidding. Chuck would like to find her and take her in ourself, but we don't have the room.

Amanda - posted on 08/08/2009

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wait a second, isn't she legally adopted? If a child is legally adopted, they are not "in the system" anymore. Right? Man you have got to be kidding me!

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