For many people, traditional adoption can be an intimidating process. It is time-consuming, costly, and it often seems that there are more questions than answers. If you have looked into traditional adoption and aren’t sure that it is right for you, it might make sense to foster to adopt in Siskiyou County. By going through the foster system instead of traditional adoption, you may find that you gain a number of benefits while leaving some of the headaches behind.

Understanding the Process

Before you go too far down the road toward foster to adopt in Siskiyou County, it’s important that you understand the basics of how adopting out of the foster system works. This point is key: not every child in the foster system will become available for adoption. In fact, roughly half of all foster kids will be eligible for adoption at some point, while the other half will be reunited with their families in some capacity. This means foster parents who do hope to adopt will need to be patient and flexible, understanding that they’ll have to wait until the right situation arises.

A Valuable Community Service

One of the best things about foster to adopt in Siskiyou County is what you can do for your community even if you don’t wind up with the opportunity to adopt a particular child. If a child is placed in your home and ends up reuniting with his or her biological family, you will have done a tremendous service to help that child through a difficult phase of their life. This service will not only benefit that child individually, but also the community as a whole. And, the lessons you learn and the experience you gain while caring for foster children can help you later when an opportunity to adopt does come along.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact Children First Foster Family Agency or apply to become a resource parent.

Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.

Author: Children First FFA

Published: October 10, 2020

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