Foster Care and Adoption
Foster care is provided when children are in homes experiencing a major crisis or difficulty, which may include abuse, neglect, substance abuse, a mental or physical health crisis, and/or lack of family support. Foster care is intended to be a short-term situation until a permanent placement can be made, preferably back with the biological parents. Flexibility and understanding are key to becoming a foster parent.
Unfortunately, some parents are unable to overcome the challenges they face. In these circumstances, their parental rights may be terminated and the child(ren) becomes eligible for adoption.
Adoption might also take the form of private/international placement through agencies other than local social services offices.
Please send us an Email if you have an interest in becoming a foster/adoptive family or have questions.