About Adoption

Adoption is the legal process of becoming the parent to a child.  It includes all of the rights and responsibilities of being a parent and includes the duty to protect the child and the responsibility to provide the child with food, shelter, education and health care, including the authority to consent to surgery or other extraordinary medical care in an emergency.

Any adult (age 18 or older), whether married, unmarried or legally separated is eligible to qualify to adopt children.   You are not required to be foster parents to adopt a child from foster care however, since some children develop relationships with their foster parents, if they are unable to be reunited with their biological families they are often adopted by their foster parents .

There are many children waiting to be part of a family.  We have tried to put together a variety of information on our children in order for prospective adoptive families to get a more information regarding the child.  Some children have special educational, emotional or medical needs; this information is confidential and does not appear in their profiles.  More detailed information about the children and how to begin the adoption process can be shared by direct contact with the case manager.

To learn more about a child featured here on the Adoption Spots website, please contact Spots@kidscentralinc.org or call (352) 387-3476.