When a child placed for adoption is removed from the prospective adoptive home and returned to foster care before the adoption is finalized. Reasons for disruptions vary but are generally the result of some incompatibility between the child and the family. In many cases, the child is eventually placed with another adoptive family. The family who could not keep that child may consider other children.

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