Children and teens belong with their own families whenever possible. KVC works to safely reintegrate hundreds of families each year by providing parenting skills training, therapy and other support.
Caring People Needed
On any given day, KVC Kansas provides out-of-home care for thousands of youth. Relatives, non-related kin like teachers and neighbors, and foster families are all critical to providing temporary care for these children and teens.
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Your Help Matters
There are many large and small ways you can still lend a hand. Regardless of your size of gift, know that each caring touch makes a big difference in the lives of others.
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About KVC Kansas
KVC Kansas is a private, nonprofit organization that serves over 15,000 children and adults each year. Our team of professionals provides family strengthening and preventative services, parent training, foster care case management, family reunification services, foster family recruitment and support, adoption, aftercare, outpatient therapy and more.
We envision a world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.
Adoption Home Studies
An Adoption Home Study will be prepared by a licensed social worker. During interviews, you will need to answer a variety of questions, gather various documents, and explore the reasons you are interested in adopting.
You will be asked to discuss your parenting style, your life experiences and how they affected you, your sense of family, your expectations for a child, and your ability to adjust your family style to include a new family member. You will also be asked about the type of child you feel best equipped to parent, and you will receive information about support and resources available in your community. This process helps the social worker to ensure the family and the child are a good fit, and you and your family are prepared to adopt.
You will be asked to complete an Adoption Application Packet which includes:
- Criminal background checks
- Verification of employment
- Health assessment of all family members
- Reference checks from friends and family
- Family financial statement/budget
This process usually takes three to six months to complete and will be paid for by KVC if the child you are adopting is in our care.