Can foster parents adopt the children in their care?

Most children placed in foster care return to their birth parents or are placed with relatives. In a few cases parental rights are terminated. The agency is then required to first consider a permanent placement with relatives if that is in the best interests of the child. If relatives are not found to be appropriate, we would then consider all adults who have had a significant role in the child's life, including foster parents. Sometimes we do look for a foster/adoptive home when we know early on that parental rights will likely be terminated.

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1. As a foster care provider, would I be responsible for medical bills accrued by the individual placement?
2. Can a single person be a foster care provider?
3. Can foster parents adopt the children in their care?
4. Can I choose the age group?
5. Do I have to own my own home to do foster care?
6. If I have a child in placement, will the family know where the child is? May they have contact with the child?
7. What kind of experience or training do I have to have?