Sometimes there are circumstances that prevent children from returning to their biological parents. When this happens, adoption is the best option for providing a permanent, healthy and loving environment where they can thrive.
Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship. It grants the adoptive parent(s) all the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent and gives the child being adopted all the social, emotional and legal rights and responsibilities of a family member. When the goal for a child in foster care becomes adoption rather than reunification with his or her biological parents, the current foster parent(s) often decides to adopt.
If for some reason the foster parent decides not to adopt a child in their care, then the agency looks for an adoptive resource.
By state law, an adoptive parent is required to have a child placed in his or her home for a minimum of six months prior to being able to finalize an adoption. This time period allows for the child and the adoptive family to adjust to each other and ensure that the family and the child are a good fit for each other.
Adoptive parents are people who understand that all children, particularly adoptive children, need a tremendous amount of love, nurturing and support. Are you that prospective adoptive parent?
If you do not currently have an approved home study and are interested in becoming an adoptive resource for a child, please contact us at (702) 455-0181 or email your name, address and phone number, and we will mail you a booklet that explains how you begin the foster parent licensing and adoption process. We hope that you will visit this site often and spread the word about the need to provide a loving home for our most precious resources.