Kidsave Partners with Adoption Agencies
Through the years Kidsave has been fortunate to work with some fantastic agency partners. Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Holt International, Nightlight Christian Adoptions, and Wide Horizons For Children, help us, the kids, and the prospective parents navigate the adoption process in healthy ways. When a Kidsave family is ready to move toward adoption these are the agencies who help finalize that process.
Working in Tandem
Of course, copious amounts of background research must be completed on all prospective adoptive parents. Before any kids are placed in the care of adults, it’s vital to conduct a home evaluation. This ensures that the kid(s) will be safe and the prospective parents will meet their needs. This process can be lengthy and includes background checks, reviews of personal documents (i.e., marriage licenses, birth certificates, etc.), home visits from a social worker, character references, and more.
After the adoption agency and Kidsave have worked so hard to ensure that a potential adoptive match will work out, it’s an indescribable joy to watch these families come together successfully. As Maria Rubio said when she and her husband, Fred, adopted their son Jimy, “Looking through the eyes of these kids that haven’t experienced so many of the things that we take for granted, you will find a new appreciation. And when you decide to adopt,” Maria says, “it takes a village, and Kidsave has a circle of adoptive families ready to help guide you.”
A Winning Combination
Guidance and community are certainly the pillars of what makes our advocacy work successful. Whether we’re working with a prospective family, championing our kids, or partnering with an adoption agency, none of us could do it alone!