Alex asked in Pregnancy & ParentingAdoption · 7 months ago

What are the circumstances of a newborn baby being placed into foster care when they’re born.?

I was watching a YouTube channel (crazy middles) and they said that their youngest child was fostered by there when he was 1/2 days old and he was with them for a couple months and was returned to his biological parents. Later on, they were informed that the same baby was in care again and was place and adopted by them. I wanted to know the circumstances of how newborns are placed into care

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  • 7 months ago

    Baby test positive for drugs at birth. Parents have an open case for another reason at time of kids birth so there i reason to believe the child won't be safe in the home just to name two

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  • 7 months ago

    If they are rape conceived products than they are probably put in to foster care as soon as possible

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  • kitta
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    Where I live all newborns who are placed, with a temporary waiver of custody, with pre-adoptive or possible adoptive parents at birth are legally considered to be "in foster care." In some cases, these babies will return to the birth parents. The birth parents do not have to prove fitness, unless there are already serious, legitimate complaints on file against them.

    Once the relinquishment or surrender of parental rights has been signed/terminated the child is unlikely to be returned to the birth parents, unless a case of fraud can be proven.

    Any child could be in "temporary foster care."The mother might be young, poor or just convinced that someone else can or should raise her child. Often these mothers change their minds after the child is born.

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  • Kelly
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    My daughter is adopted from foster care and she was placed with me as a newborn, I picked her up from the hospital a few days after she was born. Her first mom had a terrible addiction with drugs and was in and out of jail as a result of it. She wasn't violent stole and did some shady stuff to support her habit. She had already lost parental rights to another child (who was being parented by the child's father, they had different fathers). She was expected to regain custody of the daughter I adopted, but she relapsed and ended up back in jail so the state terminated her rights to her too when she was 6 months old. I adopted her just after her first birthday. Her father couldn't sign TPR (termination of parental rights) fast enough for me to adopt her. Her grandmother wasn't in a position to take care of her and her aunt was a minor. My girl has an open adoption with her original family. She sees her grandma, aunt and half sister on a regular basis and always has. Her original mom died of an overdose when she was 4 and up until then, she saw her too. She tried to get clean, her addiction was just stronger than she was and she didn't surround herself with the right people to help her. Her friends were all addicts too.

    I've fostered about 10 newborns and half of them ended up going home to their mom. Losing custody was what worked for them to get their shiit together.

    Drug addiction

    Incarceration

    Prior abuse of other children

    Baby testing positive for drugs (all babies are drug tested when born)

    Homeless (the mother is or will be homeless and cannot provide a home for the child)

    Mentally unfit

    Unfit home (usually cases of violence in the home)

    I also had one that the mother willingly put the baby in foster care because she was homeless and working to get back on her feet. It took about a year but she did everything the state wanted and she got her baby back.

    I have a teenager right now who was pregnant when she was placed with me and had the baby while she was with me. I have the baby too. Her parents are both in jail and she was with a grandma who couldn't handle/control her so she ended up in foster care. She's had a rough life with a lot of disappointments, with the right help she can parent this baby.

    Family of the mother/father are more likely to step up and claim the child if they are a baby or toddler, after that it's pretty luck of the draw.. if they do or not.

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  • 7 months ago

    If the parent(s) cannot take care of the newborn it will be placed in foster care. Lessee: dad dead / mom unconscious; dad dead / mom whacked out on drugs; dad dead / mom living in a dumpster... You can fill in the rest.

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  • 7 months ago

    Typically the parents have a history of child abuse or severe neglect which has caused previous children to be removed from their care.

    Another circumstance may be that the parents are in prison and there isn't a relative able to or suitable to take care of the child.

    Although that doesn't seem to be the case in the situation you mention, I was placed in foster care after I was born until I was five weeks old while my original mother gave up her parental rights to me and before I went to my (adoptive) parents.

    Source(s): Adoptee and Adoptive Mom.
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  • Angie
    Lv 4
    7 months ago

    There can be a variety of circumstances which can result in newborns being placed into state care after birth, and it all depends on the state laws where the child is born. If the newborn tests positive for illegal drugs in the hospital, the child can immediately be placed into state care, though laws regarding drug testing of newborns vary based on circumstances and state laws. If a mother is already under an active investigation with CPS in regards to other children, and if those other children are in state custody, any future children she gives birth to may also be taken into state custody. Again, it all depends on the exact circumstances and the state laws where the child is born. When it comes to such matters, there is often not a "one size fits all" set of guidelines, as each case is unique.

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  • 7 months ago

    Usually the pregnant woman decides that she is unable or doesn't want to care for the child and signs the papers to place the baby in care before it is even born. Then the foster system is able to identify foster parents who can take the child as soon as it is born. Under these circumstances, the bio mother doesn't full relinquish her rights and can take the child back if they are deemed capable -- for example if they go through rehab.

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  • Sal*UK
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Drug/alchoholic mother/father

    Serious illness in the family - although this sounds like not

    Parents criminals? or violent?

    Parents deemed incapable for medical reasons?

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