Left to right: HFS Adoptee Chuck with all four of his half siblings Cassandra, Marina (mom), Jessica, Sarah and Kevin. HFS is responsible by law to physically keep adoption files in paper for 99 years. Since the agency has been around since 1949, that means it “still has” every adoption file that has come through…
We have two programs for people interested in fostering children in care. (1) Fostering children who are dependents and were removed from the care of their families for as long as the children need out of home care and (2) Interim Fostering (Short-term) for those who are open to caring for newborn babies who need a loving home while a birth mother is considering making an adoption plan. Usually these placements are just a few days, but can last up to be a few months.
These programs are for families who are not looking to adopt the children in their care–they’re adults who want to make a positive difference in a child’s life.
For these programs you will need to be approved as Resource Parents. Training, emotional support and financial reimbursement of assessment costs is provided. A social worker and agency nurse provide additional support. The same assessment and training is needed for Fost-adopt families.
If you’re interested in becoming a Resource Parent and opening your home to children in need, HFS can train and prepare you. Contact us for more information.