Arizona Adoption Agency
All of our families receiving children through Christian Family Care’s adoption or foster care programs are answering a call to serve the Lord by opening their hearts and homes to His children and loving them unconditionally.
Infant Adoption Program
Families choosing adoption through our Arizona adoption agency are stable Christian families who are eager to share their love with a child and prepared for the joys of adoptive parenting. Our families demonstrate a willingness to build and maintain connections with birth families for the benefit of their child and are committed to honoring the decision of the birthparents by continuing over the years their open adoption covenant. As part of the infant adoption program families will learn in our education classes the ins and outs of adoptive parenting, building relationships with practical adoption knowledge but integrate scripture and biblical principles through out each session.
Families choosing adoption of a child in custody of the state are also stable, loving Christian families who desire to open their hearts and homes to children who have experienced neglect, and abuse. Children available through our state system are older school age children. The state has a dire need for families who are open to older children, teens, and sibling groups. Through our classes families will come to understand the birth families and children the state works with and learn of the special opportunities a family has to minister hope and healing to these children. At Christian Family Care we are required to teach the state pre-adoption curriculum but have worked diligently to integrate scripture and biblical principles throughout each lesson.
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Step-Parent/Relative & International Adoption
Families seeking these placement options can obtain home study and post-placement services for these types of adoption.
CFC adoptions are almost always open adoptions. A fully disclosed open adoption involves a face-to-face meeting between the birth and prospective adoptive parents prior to placement; an exchange of identifying information; and a commitment on both sides to ongoing contact.
The degree of openness in an adoption varies greatly from family to family. Some birth parents want to receive an annual update and pictures while others desire ongoing in-person contact.
The Adoption Process
Once the forms and application are submitted, a social worker begins meeting with the family to complete the home study process. This social worker interviews the family, receives necessary documents from them and other sources, and writes a home study. This process typically takes 60-90 days.
Before, during, or after the home study process, the family attends one of the Adoption Education Classes to learn more about adoptive parenting. Once the family is certified to adopt and completes all classes, they are available for placement of a child. Birth parents typically select a family for their child by reviewing family profiles which prospective adoptive families have created to introduce themselves to birth parents. In most cases, birth parents wish to meet the prospective adoptive families before making a family selection. Prior to placement of a child, the birth and adoptive families mutually decide on the nature of their on-going relationship. CFC strongly advocates for fully-disclosed open adoptions whenever possible.
After the birth parents finalize their adoption consents, the adoptive parents may sign placement papers and their petition to adopt. A three- to nine-month waiting period follows the filing of the petition. The social worker conducts periodic post-placement home visits until the adoption is finalized. The social worker then submits a final report to the Court prior to the hearing summarizing the child’s development and recommending the adoption be finalized. The adoption is finalized by the Court.
Children Waiting for Homes
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Families Waiting to Adopt
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CFC is COA accredited (Council on Accreditation) and Licensed through the state to provide child welfare and adoption services. It is also licensed through the Arizona Board of Health Services as an out patient clinic.