Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows
Poppies spring up around the Truckee Meadows

Foster to Adopt

Many children in foster care are placed with foster families who are also approved and willing to adopt. These families are called foster/adoptive families. A committee must approve the placement of the child, and the child`s legal availability for adoption cannot be guaranteed to the prospective adoptive family. Foster/adoptive families are asked to work toward returning children home, but they are willing to make a permanent commitment in the event that the child`s final goal becomes adoption. All families (foster only or foster/adoptive) go through the same pre-service training, application and licensure process.

Examples of children placed in foster care who may be screened for placement in a foster/adoptive home:

  • an abandoned child,
  • a child for whom a termination of parental rights petition has been filed,
  • a child under the age of five,
  • a child with a history of previous foster care placements, or
  • a child who has been severely abused or neglected
  • a child has a concurrent plan.