VIRTUAL FOSTER AND ADOPTION INFORMATIONAL ORIENTATION
As our world continues to change, Giocosa remains committed to educating and empowering families through our informational orientations for those interested in foster care and adoption. While these are designed to be in person, during the Stay Home, Work Safe Order, we have been granted permission to host these virtually. Register for events below. If there is currently not an event listed for your area, please call your local office for more information.
During the orientation, our caring staff will walk you through the process of fostering and adopting a child or children in foster care. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about fostering or adopting a child or children in need, in addition to meeting other families who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.
There are many steps designed by the state child welfare system to qualify families to be licensed as a foster or adoptive home. We work within these requirements and bring expertise and added support to help you navigate the system. All our families are trained and licensed for both foster care and adoption. Though some families within our community desire only to foster and others might have the goal of adoption, we find it most efficient and practical for our families to be dual licensed as we have seen the outcome of cases change as well as family’s desires transform. We want to be prepared for all outcomes and make the process as seamless as possible.