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The 克恩县收养机构 is a full service adoption agency, licensed by the State of California Department of Social 服务.
收养机构 服务 include:
- Assessment of a child or children
- Moving children from foster care into a permanent home
- Various legal services required to facilitate adoption
- Post-adoption services - including counseling referrals, birthparent and/or adoptee searches and background information
The vast majority of children placed for adoption through the 克恩县收养机构 are children who entered the child welfare system due to safety concerns in their family of origin. There are children of all ages in the child welfare system who need out-of-home care. Many are, or will become, eligible for adoption by relatives or licensed foster parents. The 收养机构 is continually seeking families that are motivated to make a difference in the life of a child.
Once it is determined that reunification with a child's birth family is not possible, 然后采用, legal guardianship or long- term foster care become options. When a child is freed for adoption, it is frequently the care provider, whether it is a relative or foster parent, who is considered as the prospective permanent family.
Families who desire to adopt through the Agency must apply and be approved for an adoptive placement upon meeting the requirements of the California Department of Social 服务.
The Need for Resource Family Approved Homes
Resource Family approval is needed to adopt through the 克恩县收养机构 and is available through the Department of Human 服务. Many resource families become licensed solely for the purpose of adoption.
Do I have to be married to adopt?
No. Adoptive parents can be single or married, male or female.
Am I too old or too young to adopt?
The general rule is that an adoptive parent must be at least 10 years older than the child they are wishing to adopt. Many grandparents or retired people are also adopting children today.
Do I have to be wealthy to adopt?
No. While independent adoptions through a private adoption agency generally cost thousands of dollars, the fee for adopting a child through 克恩县收养机构 is approximately $500, which is routinely waived by DHS.
Is financial and medical assistance available?
While prospective adoptive families need to be self-supporting, most children adopted through the Agency are eligible for financial assistance and 加州医保 through the 采用 Assistance Program. Assistance is based on need and may continue until the child is age 21. The program is designed to allow children to be adopted rather than remain in foster care.