Adoption placements are made for children who have been permanently and legally separated from their birth parents. Adoption is a legal process which gives new parent(s) the same rights and obligations as biological parents.
Child Protective Services include the investigation of valid reports of suspected cases of physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse of children, and coordination of services and resources to prevent recurrence of child abuse and/or neglect.
Foster care is intended to be a temporary out of home placement while families get the services they need to ensure their children will be safe.
Foster parenting is accepting a child into your care who might have been abused or neglected or who might need a temporary home.