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Adoptive families provide a safe and nurturing home for children who cannot safely return to their birth family due to abuse, neglect or other challenges. Hundreds of children in Kansas are currently waiting for a loving adoptive home, and you can meet some of these children on KVC’s adoption website.
Since 2005, KVC has matched more than 5,000 children with loving adoptive families. We would be honored to help you become an adoptive family. Our focus is on matching the best possible family for each unique child.
Please consider becoming an adoptive family for children without a place to call home. You will open the door to countless opportunities for a child in need.
To meet children looking for a loving, adoptive family, visit adoption.kvc.org.
Who Can Adopt?
People from all types of backgrounds and walks of life can adopt children from foster care. Whether you own or rent your home, have children already or don’t, work full-time or stay home, you may be eligible to adopt.
Kansas requirements for adopting a child who is in state custody and served by KVC include:
- Be able to provide a stable, loving home for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect, and be committed to making a difference.
- Be 21 years of age
- Pass background checks
- Complete 30 hours of free training (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) Foundations)
Families complete an adoptive home study to determine their readiness for adoption. This application includes:
- Criminal background check
- Verification of employment
- Health assessment of all family members
- Reference checks from your friends and family
Discussions will include:
- Parenting style
- Life experiences
- Sense of family
- Expectations for a child
- Reasons for wanting to adopt
- Thoughts about the type of child you feel best equipped to parent
During the adoption journey, KVC prepares families with information and support, including the availability of services for twelve months following adoption finalization. KVC also provides full disclosure of all available information about the child’s background, experiences and needs.
On average, it takes approximately a year to adopt a child from the U.S. foster care system. Most adoptions through foster care have minimal costs associated with them that are often reimbursable.
Giving a child the foundation of a loving, caring family is a tremendously rewarding experience. This lifelong commitment can make a world of difference in a child’s life.
Who Needs To Be Adopted?
The children available for adoption through KVC are often:
- Age 12 and above (learn more about the rewards and joys of adopting older children)
- Sibling sets who need to be adopted together
- Have unique needs
While young children and babies do enter state custody, our first goal is to try and safely reunite the child with his or her birth parents. If reunification is not possible, relatives and familiar caregivers are the next best choice to care for them. Here are a few agencies that specialize in adoptions of toddlers and babies:
- Adoption and Beyond
- American Adoptions
- Catholic Charities
- Choice Adoptions
- From Heart to Home (through KCSL)
- Lifeline Children’s Service
To a child in foster care, waiting to be adopted can feel like waiting for a miracle. You could be that miracle.
Please consider becoming an adoptive family for children without a place to call home. You will be opening the door to countless opportunities for a child in need.