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Family Focus Adoption Transition
The term 'transition' as it is used at Family Focus refers to the time period between when a child first meets a potential adoptive family, and the point at which the family decides to adopt the child and the child consents to that adoption. The time varies depending upon each unique situation, but on average it takes from nine months to a year or longer, culminating in an Adoption Covenant Ceremony. Family Focus has developed several transition processes by which older children can be successfully placed into adoptive families. The central premise behind the transition process is that children need protection, support and a sense of control. Some examples of our transitions are In-House Transition and our Adoption Guide program.
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