What Is Adoption?

Domestic Adoption

Since 1896 The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia has advocated for children and families. The fundamental purpose of adoption is to serve the best interest of children. Our agency is here to assist you with both Domestic and Intercountry Adoption. Whether you are hoping to adopt an infant or a child of any age our staff is available to educate and assist you in the adoption process. West Virginia has many children waiting for a family to call their own.

Across the United States there are children who need loving and responsible individuals to become their parent or parents. We have assisted many families with domestic adoptions. Domestic adoption occurs when both the child and the adoptive parents reside within the United States.

In addition we assist in finding families for waiting intercountry children. An intercountry adoption occurs when the adopted parents reside within the United States and the child resides in another country. The Children’s Home Society and Family Services is a partner agency that has been providing intercountry adoption services for nearly 50 years and have helped many children find loving families to care for them.

You may also choose to become a foster family. As a foster family you will temporarily care for children. Foster parenting allows the child and foster parents the time to come to know each other and then decide if it is in the best interest of the child and family to move toward adoption. If the opportunity for adoption occurs they can move forward to adopt in a timely fashion. Today many foster children have a permanent family through the adoption process.

For further information about adoption or foster care, please contact one of our local offices today and use the following links to view available children:

West Virginia ’s waiting children is located at http://www.wvdhhr.org/oss/adoption/arn/kidmenu.cfm

Children available for adoption in the U.S., visit http://www.adoptuskids.org/Child/ChildSearch.aspx.

If you are interested in adopting intercountry additional information is available at www.childrenshomeadopt.org


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