Adoption is the method provided by law to establish the legal relationship of parent and children between persons who are not so related by birth. It is also a coordinated set of services for the child, the child’s biological parents, adoptive applicants, and adoptive parents.
The primary purpose of adoption is to help children, whose parents are unwilling or unable to assume parental responsibilities, to become part of a new family.
The goals of adoption services are to:
- Ensure timely permanence for children through legal adoption.
- Ensure that each child, regardless of race, age, ethnicity or handicapping condition, has an opportunity for placement in a permanent family.
- Support and strengthen the adoptive family.
- Provide services to all members of the adoption.
These services assist children who cannot safely return to their birth families become part of a legally secure permanent home. Services provided:
- Recruitment, Training & Assessment of Families
- Child Specific Adoption Recruitment & Preparation
- Adoption Placement & Support
- Post Adoption Services