Q: What is adoption?
A: Adoption is the permanent, legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from the State to the adoptive parent. Forever Families facilitates the adoption of children in foster care.
Q: What types of kids are waiting to be adopted?
A: Children of all ages, origins, ethnicities and backgrounds are waiting to be adopted. Some of the children are elementary-aged. Others are teenagers. Some are members of a sibling group. However, they all share one common thread. All of these children need a loving Forever Family.
Q: Is it expensive to adopt a child through CPS?
A: No. Actually, there are funds available to help you take care of your adopted child (if the child meets certain criteria). Forever Families does not charge any fees to adopt children in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS). Monthly financial assistance from the State of Texas may also be available. As part of the application process, the family will be responsible for nominal expenses, such as the cost of finger printing, which will be reimbursed.
Q: Do you have to be married or own a home to adopt?
A: No. Adoptive parents can be married or single, working or retired. Even if renting a house or an apartment, you are eligible to adopt a child if you can provide a safe, nurturing environment with adequate space for children.
Q: Will the adoption process take a long time?
A: Adoption through Forever Families will vary based on circumstances unique to each child.