FOSTER ADOPTION

The foster-to-adopt program may also be referred to as SNAC, or Special Needs Adoption Coalition.
 
Our staff and state caseworkers partner together to walk you through the process of giving modern day orphans a safe, loving, and permanent home. CFA is equipped to assist families in Oregon and Washington, and place waiting foster children from all over the US with the Oregon and Washington families we serve. 

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

There are thousands of children in foster care across the U.S. waiting for permanent adoptive families, and CFA is committed to helping these modern day orphans find safe, loving homes of their own. We have a broad national focus as we strive to match children who need families with families who can provide these exceptional children with a lifetime of love and acceptance.

 

The children in state custody have a wide range of special needs resulting from varied backgrounds and life experiences. They may have suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse or neglect. They may have experienced multiple homes and varied family settings, making attachment difficult. Some are physically or mentally delayed. All of them need unconditional love, unlimited encouragement and total commitment from a family of their own. While it is always our first hope to see children reunited with their biological families, for these children, returning to their families is not possible, or is not a safe option. As a result, they have been released to the state for adoption.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

CFA partners with state foster care systems to help place waiting children in permanent, loving families. After a family completes the home study process, they are eligible to be considered as parents for children who have been identified for adoption. CFA inquires with children’s caseworkers on behalf of prospective families, and families have the opportunity to learn about each child’s unique needs through an in-depth matching process.

 

Once a family is chosen as the adoptive resource for a child, CFA provides regular, ongoing, in-home support until the adoption is finalized. Waiting times vary greatly depending upon a family’s circumstances and the children available, but, in general, the more open a family is regarding age, level of need and number of children, the less time they will wait. 

HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS?

Becky Hartman is our Social Services Director. She can be reached at bhartman@christianfamilyadoptions.org or by calling the office at 503-232-1211.

FEE BREAKDOWN

The foster adoption program is the least expensive adoption option. State fees and donations make it possible for ordinary families to open their hearts and homes to a child in need. Some – or even all – adoption-related costs may be reimbursed!

 

For example, when adopting a child from Texas, all of the agency fees – with the small exception of social worker mileage – are reimbursed to the adoptive family. You can’t get much more affordable than that!

There is financial assistance in the form of grants and federal tax credits that may be available to help diminish costs as well. See our Financial Assistance page to get an idea of grants and tax credits you may be eligible for. 

Application......................................................$350
Home Study....................................................$2,300
Travel / Mileage............................................$0.54 per mile

   *For Home Study and representing the family at selection committee.
Program Development Fee........................$1,700
Contract Renewal Fee.................................$500

   *If contract exceeds 2 years.

Annual Home Study update.......................$200-800

 

LOCATIONS

Portland, OR Office:

12901 SE 97th Ave. Suite 150, Clackamas, OR 97015

Tel: 503-232-1211

Seattle, WA Office:

127 SW 156th St.,

Burien, WA 98166

Tel: 206-966-5250

Central Oregon Office:

715 NW Kingwood Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

Tel: 541-527-1294

SW Washington Office:

1400 NE 136th Ave. #201, Vancouver, WA 98684

Tel: 360-892-1572

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