Adoption Training and Support

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Giving a child the foundation of a loving, caring family is a tremendously rewarding experience. This lifelong commitment can make all the difference in the world to a child! At KVC, we work to ensure the successful, life-long adoptive match of both a family and a child in need. Before and after adoption, we give families the tools, education and resources needed to ease the transition, make a successful bond and build a strong future.

Kansas Adoption Training

Most states require a training class before approving a family to adopt a child from foster care. In the state of Kansas, the required adoption training is called MAPP Foundations (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) – a free 30-hour course. The goal of this training is to help prospective adoptive parents gain a better understanding of their ability, willingness and readiness to adopt.

To find out when the next training class is starting, visit this page and our recruiter will contact you.

MAPP Foundations is a free comprehensive training course required by the state of Kansas for anyone wanting to become an adoptive family. A certified team of professional staff and experienced foster parents lead a series of 10 sessions that meet once a week for 3 hours, for a total of 30 hours of training. Everyone over the age of 18 in the home who will share parenting responsibilities must complete the class.

This process presents an opportunity for participants to make informed decisions about their willingness and readiness to become adoptive parents. They will learn:

  1. To work in partnership for the best interest of the children.
  2. The importance of supporting the child’s connections to their past.
  3. How vital it is to be sensitive to a child’s kin, culture and community.
  4. The reasons children come into foster care and the feeling and behaviors they bring with them.
    • The different roles of foster parents and effective parenting skills.
    • How children cope with the loss of family.
    • How to develop trust and how to build attachments.
    • How to help children build self-esteem.

Contact KVC for more information or to start your adoption journey today! We’ve successfully matched over 5,300 children with forever families and are ready to support you in your adoption journey.

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Kansas Adoption Support

Kansas adoption support

KVC provides individualized support services for up to 12 months after the adoption finalization. These services are intended to help with the transition and adjustment period while addressing any concerns, questions, challenges, and of course, celebrating wins!

We can also provide support through outpatient in-home family therapy and medication management. Additionally, we can help you address other family needs and access resources for parenting children who have experienced trauma.

Click here for a list of adoption resources and visit the Kansas Post Adoption Resource Center for other adoption resources.