Custody vs. Adoption
My husband and I are planning to take custody of my step-daughter's baby from CPS. The child is currently in the care of foster parents who want to adopt him. I am just wondering if legally it would be more advantageous for us to adopt him rather than take custody of him and what exactly is the difference legally.
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Re: Custody vs. Adoption
Custody is court-ordered possession of the child, and in this case, would be temporary. When the adoption is final, the adoptive parents would have all parental rights.