FOSTER TO ADOPTION
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Adoption From Foster Care
Are you looking to adopt a child? Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Adopting a child is a great way to grow your family while helping to provide love, support, and a permanent home for a child in need.
What many people don’t realize, is that there are different ways to adopt a child than the traditional method which can cost $15,000 or more. Currently, there are more than 31,000 kids and teenagers in foster care in California today who need a permanent home.
Our goal is to reunite foster children with their biological families, which happens about 50% of the time. There are many children who cannot return to their birth families for different reasons, at which point the focus becomes finding the most stable permanent plan for the child, which usually involves adoption.
When a foster child cannot be reunited with their family, it is usually the foster families that are considered for adoption. Adopting through foster care allows families the opportunity to get to know the child prior to making a decision to adopt.
Persevere With Patience
It may take a few foster placements before you find a child that needs a permanent family, but you will eventually be matched with a child that needs to be adopted. It can be a tough process, but if you are in it to help children and focus on the positive when they are able to be reunited with their families, then you will be able to persevere and celebrate when you adopt through foster care.
“There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”
– The National Adoption Center
We’re Here to Help
You likely have questions about the foster to adopt process and about becoming a resource parent. We’re here to answer your questions and guide you through every step of the process.
If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a resource parent or adopting a child from foster care, please contact the office closest to you.
If you are a social worker looking for an adoptive placement, contact us to request information about our families approved for foster to adopt. Please be sure to provide your county or agency email address when requesting.
Foster To Adopt Testimonial
“My wife and I got involved with foster care nearly four years ago. We started down this path because we had a strong desire to adopt children. Our first taste of foster care occurred under some weekend respites, which were actually fun to do.
Most of our placements were sibling groups, which were rather difficult, yet enjoyable. We were able to help potty train several kids, teach them, feed them, nurture them, and reach several life milestones together. Transitioning and preparing you for a child going back is horribly hard to endure, but it is part of the experience one may encounter while doing foster care. I remember taking some of the children on walks through the woods and their faces lit up when they saw everything around them. We also really enjoyed going to the movies with them, and watching them try new foods at different restaurants, going to a park to play, and reading to them at night.
We are currently in a plan of adoption with a child we have had since 1 day old. My wife and I routinely receive support from our social worker, as well as the pastor from church.”
Aaron and Hortensia, Foster Parents
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