U.S. Foster Care
U.S. Military & Foster Care Adoption Celebration Party 2007
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U.S. Waiting Children
At present there are some 134,000 children waiting for permanent homes within the U.S. Foster-Care system. Adopt Abroad Inc. wishes to help these children find their forever families.
Because we are a full-service, licensed adoption agency, our families can register with the various adoption exchanges and networks. Families have greater access to children who are free for adoption regardless of their location.
This is of special interest to Americans living abroad, who seek to adopt. Previously, without the help of a licensed agency, adopting U.S. waiting children was difficult at best. U.S. child placing agencies are willing to work with an agency because they are ensured of licensing and post placement services.
Our experienced clinical staff will help you choose a child that fits your family. We will review the child's records and speak to the child's social worker to help ensure a happy placement.
Waiting children are of all ages and races.
There are many sibling groups looking for forever families as well. Most states offer some benefit packages to help with the costs associated with raising children. Our clinical staff will help you with this.
Sometimes all a child needs is that one adult who cares...
U.S. Foster Care Adoptions
Adopt Abroad Inc. is proud to say we have a very active foster care adoption program designed for the U.S. military and expatriate community. We have placed several children over the past years, primarily in Germany. We are expanding this program into Japan and several other European countries.
The foster care adoption program requires a joint effort between the agency & the adoptive family. Adopt Abroad's social workers will help advise you on the programs and give you a realistic overview about foster care adoptions. Our workers will perform your home study and be there for the required post placement services.
Families who commit to our U.S. foster care adoption program will then be eligible to search the various adoption networks for available children. Our staff will contact the children's social worker and present your family to them. Our clinical staff will review the children's profiles to see how they might fit into your family.
Children Available: Generally the children are from ages 1 and up. There are many sibling groups available. This program is not advisable for families seeking very young children as they are most often placed immediately with in-state families. Younger children are often in sibling groups.
Family Requirements: Very flexible. This program is open to singles (female & male) married couples & families with children. The focus is on whether the family can meet the needs of the children.
The Process: The adoption process varies slightly from state to state but generally goes as such: The family commits to our foster care adoption process. Our social workers meet with the family for the home study process. The families search for children they might be interested in. Adopt Abroad contacts the children's workers and discusses their profiles and the adoptive family. Families are selected as potential matches and given more extensive information on the children. The family will travel to the child's state for an in person meeting If the match looks good the State contacts Adopt Abroad for required formalities. The child is brought to or picked up by the adoptive family. A period of 6 months "foster to adopt" begins & post placement supervision is performed. After a successful 6 month period there is court finalization. Families may or may not have to travel for this.
A letter from Laura K - Korea 03/2013
To see what we have done click the following articles:
New program makes family a vital mission for state troops (PDF)
Heartlines - Newsletter Of The Adoption Exchange (PDF)
Military Appreciation Day (PDF)
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