Adoption is a permanent legal process that transfers parental rights from one person or couple to another person or couple. It means taking a child into your home as a permanent family member. Adoptive parents have the same rights and responsibilities as biological parents. There are several types of adoption:

  • Adoption of a child from the foster care system
  • Adoption of an infant in the United States
  • Adoption of a child from another country
  • Adoption of a stepchild or relative child

Couples or individuals hoping to adopt can work with licensed Public or Private Adoption Agencies that will assist and guide you through the process. Choosing the right Agency is important. Kinship Center is a fully licensed Adoption Agency and can help you assess what type of adoption might be right for you. Experienced staff will also help you to understand the adoption process, costs, timeframes, legal risks and the needs of the children who are available for adoption. We offer free regularly scheduled information meetings where you can explore your options, get your questions answered, and begin to develop your individualized plan for how to adopt!

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