Adoptive parents become a "forever family" to children who can no longer live with their biological family due to unresolved concerns for their safety and well being. Adoption families must be able to provide for child unconditionally and know that even when they do not feel appreciated, they are helping to prevent future cycles of abuse, and giving a child hope.
Embrace adopted children as their own
Foster the children's cultural connections
Handle difficult parenting situations, including lifelong emotional, behavioral, medical or developmental challenges that may result from the child's experiences with abuse, neglect, loss and separation
Help the children succeed in a home free of abuse and neglect
Nurture and guide the children's development
Provide the children with unconditional love and a lifetime of support
Value the children's connections with family and loved ones
Adoption is Only Considered Possible:
After all comprehensive efforts are exhausted in returning the child to their birth family
Parental rights are terminated
The child is deemed 'legally free' by the District Court
Our adoption teams will work to provide resources and supportive services to an adoptive family until the adoption is finalized.
Our Kids Waiting
If you feel you can fill these roles, please see the information on our kids in Jefferson County who are waiting for adoption: