MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE CHILD AT A TIME
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Create a loving, stable home
Adopting is a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. Guardians of Love is a licensed, accredited domestic adoption agency offering support and advice throughout your adoption journey. Our experienced, passionate staff will advocate on your behalf and equip you to successfully navigate the process.
Adopting a child from the foster care system is much more than providing a home for a child. It’s setting an example of healthy family dynamics, sharing a loving environment and in some cases, offering a place to heal. As an adoptive parent, you are a source of comfort and strength to a child who may have been neglected and or abused. With these types of issues, many families find their purpose and calling when making a life- long commitment to a child who has never experienced consistency, security and love.
There are over one hundred thousand children in the U.S. ranging from birth to adolescence whose parents are not able or willing to provide a safe, stable home.
long wait times
Children wait in temporary homes an average of 5 years for an adoptive family. 20,000 children age out of foster care each year without a family to call their own.
average youth age
The average age of youth waiting to be adopted is 10 years old.
The majority of children waiting are from minority backgrounds.
lack of support
Thousands of youth exit foster care each year with no family support system.
those most in need
Adoptive homes are needed for infants, school-aged youth, teens and siblings.
frequently asked questions:
What are the qualifications to adopt EITHER PRIVATELY OR through the foster care system?
Should you decide to adopt privately, or through the foster Care system, the qualifiers are similar. You will be required to submit information that indicates you are stable, loving, patient and healthy enough to meet the needs of a child. Adequate space is a must and a flexible, positive nature helps.
Guardians of Love does not charge adoptive families for certification, home-study and matching services. The agency also provides prospective adoptive families with referrals to low or no cost adoption finalizations, and post adoption services.
COSTS OF ADOPTION
WHAT IS THE COST OF ADOPTING FROM FOSTER CARE
OR from GUARDIANS OF LOVE?
SERVICES & BENEFITS
WHAT SERVICES AND BENEFITS ARE OFFERED TO CHILDREN AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES?
Adoptive families can receive a Tax Credit in excess of $12,000.00 per child upon finalization. After finalization, families will continue to receive a tax- free monthly stipend, free counseling, and medical & dental insurance. There are also college grants specifically designed for former foster youth.
HOW CHILDREN ARE SELECTED
CAN I CHOOSE THE AGE, GENDER AND ETHNICITY OF THE CHILD I WANT?
Yes, families are encouraged to share their hopes and ideas with their matcher. The family and matcher will discuss the family’s suitability and capability for specific children. A bio of the child will be presented for family’s consideration, and in some cases several meetings with the child will proceed placement.
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Why should I choose Guardians of Love to pursue a foster care adoption?
As you build your new family, you are considered part of Guardian’s family. The agency offers pre-adoptive, and continual education and support for families. Guardian’s services to adoptive families exceeds industry standards by providing Master’s level Home Study specialist, case workers available 24/7, and Master’s level, experienced, and certified adoption matching professionals.
Serious medical issues, debilitating mental illness, some criminal history, insufficient income or space. Current drug or alcohol addiction or a record of child abuse. Additional issues may be taken into account.
what are the most common disqualifiers to adopting?
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How do I get Started?
Once you decide to take the first step, Guardians will guide you through the process. Call to speak with an adoption professional, tell us your specific needs and together, we’ll explore your options to change the life of a child in need. Get in touch with us today!