Adoption is not an easy process, and here at Courage Community Foster Care, we are willing to help unite families and legally free children for adoption. If you are planning to foster or adopt a child, you came to the right place. In this short article, we are going to address the common questions that you should be asking before you adopt a child.
Should I consider a public or private adoption agency?
Not all adoption agencies are the same. Private adoption agencies are licensed and regulated by the state and are usually non-profit organizations. Some adoptions can be costly depending on the process; the applicants can usually choose the gender of the child that they will adopt.
Public adoption agencies like Colorado Foster Care facilitates foster care as well as the adoption process for legally free children (those children whose parental rights are terminated by the court). It will also depend on the state, county, and jurisdiction where the agency is located. Agencies in different states have a department of social services that cater to them, they are in charge of children and youth in foster care. If the court finds that the children will not be reunited with their biological families, then they can be available for adoption.
Why am I considering adopting?
Before you decide to adopt, you must ask yourself this question so that you can fully understand your motivations for wanting to adopt a child. Adopting a child is not easy; it is can be a complicated process. Certain aspects need to be addressed. Are you adopting a child because you just feel like it? Are you just jumping on the bandwagon because everyone seems to be doing it as well?
One of your primary reasons for wanting to adopt a child should be because you want to love a child and you are willing to accept them into your family. You want them to find a place in your family because you believe they are important and you want them to feel how much you love them.
Do I have the resources to provide for this child?
When you are adopting a child, you must have good intentions and you want to love and care for a child who has experienced emotional trauma with their biological family, but you must also have a stable income and resources so you can provide for the child’s needs. As adoptive parents, you are responsible for providing your children with all their needs. You must consider this before adopting a child. Do you have the money, time, emotional capability to love and care for your adoptive child?
Am I willing to experience a long and bumpy road?
Not all adoption cases are the same, some last for a few days, weeks or even years. Usually, children are placed in foster care and if they become legally free, the process of adoption can be done accordingly. You must be fully committed and be prepared that adopting a child can be possibly a long process.
At Courage Foster Care, we will help you during the adoption process. We always aim to help the foster children until they can return home with their biological parents, live with their relatives, or be adopted by a foster family. The adoption process can be quite long before it can be completed, so you have to be patient during the process.
Am I ready to be transparent with the agency worker?
Before adopting a child, an agency worker will interview you and will check if you are capable of caring for a child. The adoption agency will evaluate your status, home, financial capabilities, work and employers, family background, medical and psychiatric history, as well as criminal background. You must be honest with the worker and hopefully, during this process, you will be a good match for a child who needs a loving home.
Courage Community Foster Care, as a licensed public adoption agency and will help facilitate adoptive placements for children in foster care or those who are legally free for adoption. Adoption is a process that can happen when most children that are placed in foster care were determined by the court that they will not be able to live with biological family or relatives.
Foster families can apply as an adoptive family for the child and if the parental rights were terminated in the court, and the child is legally free, they can be adopted. Our agency has been facilitating adoptions since 2012 and we are expecting to process more adoptions in the coming years.
If you are interested to adopt a child, please contact us. We are willing to discuss everything you need to know. There are two types of adoption: Legal risk and straight adoption, to know more information please contact us. If you want to check the testimonials of our foster and adoptive families click here. You can also click here if you want to see our gallery for children who have been adopted.
Are you planning to adopt a child? Courage Community Foster Care is located in Colorado, USA. We are licensed as a public adoption agency. We also facilitate foster care for children separated from their biological families, if you want to know more about our services, you can contact us by calling our contact number 719-321-4319 or you can send us an email at [email protected]. Please let us know how we can help you with the adoption process. We are always working on building relationships with families and children and we will always support one another in the process.