Is Adoption or Guardianship a Better Fit?


At the Wisconsin Family Connections Center, we often get calls from families who want to understand the difference between guardianship and adoption. Usually, they have had a conversation with a worker who has explained that these two options are both available to them. But they still have questions about the two options. Although much of the decision will be based on your unique circumstances, this tip sheet will help give you an overview of the differences to prepare your family best.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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