Adoption: Call #1 About a Child


We just got our first call about a child and are supposed to set a time to meet with her therapist and case worker next week to ask all the questions we can possibly come up with before being introduced to her. She is several years older than our age range, but I've been keeping track of her for months (6-7 at least) and was super excited to put in an inquiry about her last week.

Aside from the few questions I've been mulling over, I really need your help. What questions should we ask?

From her profile online, she does well in school and the few minutes I spoke with the case manager for her agency, I've figured out that she's currently in a foster home near where we live. She is 12/13 and the last time we spoke to someone about her, she was in an adoption placement, there was an incident and she's still available. Obviously we're going to ask what happened. Also about her parents, siblings, extended family, and known abuse, etc.

Past that, I'm looking to all my foster/adoption groups for help. (Incidentally, I really apologize if you see this multiple times!)

We're going straight adoption if that makes a difference in the questions.

In advance, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!

@rbfletcher - holds the entire chronicle of our adoption process and so much more.

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