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.