Virtually all adoptions are at-risk to some extent. It means adoptive parents run a risk of not successfully completing the adoption plan. The amount and extent of the risk will vary widely depending on the terms of the adoption plan and other factors. If you accept placement of a child, on condition that you may have to return the child to the biological parents if a Court fails to terminate biological father’s rights or finalize the adoption, this is deemed an at-risk placement. In addition, when a birth mother chooses adoption very late in her pregnancy, it often results in an at-risk placement.
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