- About Us
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 over 3,800 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.
Becoming an Approved Adoptive Home
Families interested in adopting a child who is in state custody must complete 30 hours of free training in “Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanency – Model Approach for Partnerships in Parenting” (TIPS-MAPP). Click here for more information about TIPS-MAPP in Kansas.
After completion of TIPS-MAPP, information regarding children available for adoption with KVC may be provided. If your family is interested in adopting a specific child, you will go through a formal evaluation process, or Adoptive Home Study, to determine appropriateness for adoption. You will be asked to complete an Adoption Application Packet that includes criminal background checks, verification of employment, health assessment of all family members and reference checks from friends and family.
A social worker will be assigned to complete your Adoptive Home Study. We carefully evaluate the strengths and needs of prospective adoptive families in order to safeguard children and assure positive outcomes.
We invite you to meet some of the children currently waiting to meet their forever family by visiting the KVC Adoption website.
If you have any questions about our adoptive services, please feel free to contact a KVC adoption specialist for more information.