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Foster Adopt Program

           Currently, there are 145,000 children nationwide who are in foster care waiting for permanent families.  These children range in race and age as well as abilities and challenges.  This program is very unique in that the children need parents who understand the neglect and abuse they have experienced.  These parents are asked to love and care for children who may not give love back right away because of all the pain and rejection they have suffered; this is a tough job. If you look into the eyes of these children, beyond the pain and the hurt, you will recognize their longing for a special parent or parents who accept them unconditionally and help them to build a better future. The bright side to this program is being able to watch pain and fear subside, and witness the growth and success of a child who learns that they are significant enough to experience love.  Every child deserves to be safe, be loved and to know they are worthy of those things. 

             We at CASI are dedicated to working with you to find the best possible match to create your forever family.  

PARENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Singles and couples must be 25 years of age.

  • Parents must be at least 15 years older then the child.

  • Couples must be married for at least two years.

  • Prior Parenting/Foster Care is recognized as a strength

  • Must complete 20 hours of training.

  • Parents must be willing to spend time networking and locating children they wish to pursue.

  • Parents must complete a home study evaluation.

  • One parent must be a US Citizen.

ESTIMATED WAIT TIME

A committee of caseworkers select the adoptive family, so the wait time will vary for each family.  Your wait time will also be affected by the amount of time you spend networking and researching children to adopt.

For more information about this program or to find out how you can get started please email RuthAnn Howard, CASI's Director and Foster Adoption Program Coordinator.