We can tell you from personal experience that there’s nothing quite as rewarding as providing the security of a loving permanent home to a child that has never had one. Many of these children have not had the privilege of knowing where they will be from week to week, or knowing whom they will call Mom & Dad. By opening your heart and home you will change a child’s life forever!
Hope 4 Kids has been helping families to adopt since 1995; in fact, about half of our foster families have ended up adopting their foster children. We believe this large ratio of adoptions is primarily due to the quality of our families, and the wonderful relationships we’ve been able to develop within our community and the local churches.
In light of our success with finding and equipping foster families willing and able to adopt their foster kids, we decided to apply to become a State Licensed Adoption Agency in 2000. Thanks to your support and prayers, we are happy to announce that as of 2001 we became the first State Licensed Agency in the South Orange County area able to facilitate the Fos-Adopt program.
What is Fost-Adopt? (Concurrent Planning)
Fost-Adopt* is a relatively new state funded program that allows children that have lost, or been separated, from their biological families to be adopted. This program is great for families desiring to provide a stable, loving home to a child, but are not currently in a financial position to incur the costs of independent adoptions. Obviously finances should not be the primary consideration in becoming a foster or adoptive parent; however, the significant costs associated with domestic or international adoptions can make it impossible for many good families to adopt. Many have heard of Fos-Adopt, but few understand the incredible benefits this program offers:
- Perhaps the biggest advantage is the ability to adopt a child without all the up-front costs. Domestic adoptions can range from $15,000 to $25,000, whereas Fos-Adopt is basically FREE!**
- While the child is in your care you are compensated at the Foster Parent rate at $624 to $790 per child, per month, with all medical & dental benefits covered.
- Here’s the amazing part! Thanks to AAP (Aid for Adoptive Parents) In most cases, if the adoption is finalized you still continue to receive some monthly compensation with medical & dental benefits until the child is 18 years old.
Kids need a permanent home, and this program will greatly enhance their chances at getting one. As with all adoptions, It is important to keep in mind that Fos-Adopt does not always result in an adoption due to unforeseen circumstances. At this time, Hope 4 Kids is the only authorized private Foster Care & Adoption Agency in South Orange County able to offer this unique program. Fost-Adopt is one of adoptions best kept secrets, so please spread the word!
Call Karleen at 949-496-9430 Ext. 7, to get the full scoop, and (or) sign-up for our next orientation.
*Fos-Adopt is primarily for those willing to adopt children other than new-born.
** There are some minor costs involved in Fos-Adopt usually under $1000, most of which is reimbursable.
Call Becky Wills at 949-496-9430 x5
To get more info on Domestic Adoption.
Call Karleen Cox at 949-496-9430 x7
To get more info on Fost-Adopt.
Or eMail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org