Child & Family Services’ Foster Care and Adoption programs
strive to fulfill one of the most basic needs of a child – the need for a family.
The goal of Child & Family Services’ Foster Care program is to strengthen families by helping parents develop the
skills they need to provide a safe and stable environment for their children. Unlike adoption, foster care is temporary;
it is not meant to be forever.
At the very heart of successful reunification is the foster parent. Foster parents act as role models to the child’s parents
and assist the child in growing and healing by providing stability, consistency, and love. Therapeutic Foster Care is offered
to those children with more significant emotional, medical, and behavioral needs.
Did you know it would take less than 1% of the American population to give every child waiting for adoption in the United States a home?
When children cannot return to live safely with their own families, Child & Family Services’ Adoption program matches children with
loving, committed families who will provide permanency to the child through adoption. Although many children who can’t be reunified with
their families are adopted by their foster parents, many children in our community do not have a family to adopt them.
Children waiting to be matched with their “forever” families are usually school aged and older and may be part of a sibling group
that should be adopted together. Some may have behavioral, physical or learning challenges. What each and every one of these children
have in common is their desire to be part of a family they can call their own.
Are you able to share your heart and home with a child in need? If so, you can make a difference in a life of a child!
Please consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent with Child & Family Services. For more information,
please call (716) 882-0555 or click here.