Hope 4 Kids has been licensed to certify foster homes since 1995 and adoptions since 2001. Our office is located in Dana Point but we are licensed and have social workers in San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. We have both English and Spanish-speaking social workers who are at least Master’s level, have all completed the SAFE Home Study Training and are all trained in child welfare services and trauma informed practices.
Our agency has been receiving PAARP state funds since 2003. We have been successfully completing caregiver home studies via referral for Orange County since 2001, San Bernardino County since 2003, Los Angeles County since 2004 and most recently Riverside County since 2012. In 2014, we completed and approved 86 caregiver home studies for the previous mentioned counties combined and in 2015, we completed 92 home studies.
Hope 4 Kids goal, once referral is received, is to have the home study completed within three months. Hope 4 Kids social workers will keep the county adoption workers well informed throughout the home study process, contacting them at a minimum of once monthly. They are also prepared to attend TDM’s, court hearings or other meetings required if necessary.
We can receive the home study referral via fax, email or mail. We can also submit the home study packet to you via email (PDF) or send hard copies, whichever you would prefer. Every county has different requirements; we are very flexible to make sure your county’s needs are met. All of our social workers are all trained to complete the SAFE home study, as well as Preliminary Adoption Assessments, Adoption Reviews and can complete all documents from the Adopt 200 to the VS44 forms for finalization (to include the final court report).
Hope 4 Kids has one designated liaison who monitors all the home study activities and who acts as the point person so you do not have to contact multiple individuals thru our agency . That person would also attend any required meetings you have during the year for the PAARP agencies.
If you would like more information, please call us at 949-496-9430, ext. 7, or click here for additional contact options.