In the past year, Child Link has connected many children with stable and loving families.
The youth adoption process begins after the rights of the birth parents are terminated in a court proceeding. Case management staff works concurrently with the foster parents before the termination is finalized to ensure they are capable of providing a loving environment and long-term home for the minor. The child must be in the care of a foster family for at least six months before the case manager can make a referral for adoption.
After the referral is received by our Permanency Specialist, the family identifies an adoption attorney, at no cost. The timeline for an adoption varies; however, an ideal adoption is completed within twelve months of the termination hearing, or twenty-four months from the time of the child’s initial foster care placement.