Foster Care and Adoption
Prospective Resource Parents (traditionally known as foster parents) or adoptive parents begin the process by completing and submitting an Adoption Interest Form. A home study (family assessment), which includes documentation, criminal background checks, references, interviews, and parent education, typically takes three to six months before a child or sibling group is placed in the home. There is no specific income requirement, and it is not necessary to own your own home.
Kinship Center is particularly noted for its in-depth parent preparation, education and support. Parents are offered extensive educational resources to prepare them for the parenting journey, including skills training by expert trainers, a video library with DVD’s produced in Kinship Center’s own studios, and a wide range of recommended reading materials. All prospective parents are required to complete Kinship Center's 27 hour training curriculum.