What is Adoption?
Adoption is the transfer of parental rights from one person or couple to another person or couple. It is a permanent and legal process, which means adoptive parents have the same rights and responsibilities as biological parents.
Why is it important?
A recent report by the Children’s Bureau found there were in excess of 400,000 children in foster care. Each one of these children are missing crucial pieces of development such as a stable home and unconditional love. Finding these in a foster family could mean the difference in their development and growth. There is a a whole other world waiting for these children.
Who can adopt?
Anyone who is at least 18 years old. You may be single, married, divorced or widowed. You can be a home owner or rent. You must have a stable income.
What does it cost?
Keeping Kids Safe endeavors to assist children and adoptive families in achieving permanency. However, in order to help offset staffing and administrative costs associated with completing an adoption, fees must be charged.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in learning more about fostering to adopt or adoptions, contact us below or please call Keeping Kid Safe. Children don’t need perfect parents. They need someone who will love and care for them and provide a forever home!