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TFI offers a variety of services to best assess your family’s needs to provide a forever home to a child.

Adoption through Foster Care

TFI offers foster care services to place children legally available for adoption in nurturing and loving homes.

Every child deserves a family to provide them with love, protection and support. Through no fault of their own, children of all ages, including teens and sibling groups, are waiting for permanent homes and a “no matter what” family. Adopting a child is a life-changing experience and the first step is having an open heart and home.

Adoption is a process and a successful adoption is a collaborative effort between all the significant individuals involved in the child’s life, which includes social services, the legal community and in some cases, the child’s natural family.

Steps to take to become an adoptive family:

  • Complete a Foster Care Application.
  • Take the state required PS-MAPP Training (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting).
  • Pass criminal background checks.
  • Participate in specialized assessment/home study of the family in order to match the family with a child they are best suited to parent.
  • At this point, a family may choose to become a licensed Foster Care home to ‘foster to adopt’, although not a requirement.

When a family is selected to become a child’s adoptive parents, TFI provides the family with a full array of services which include

  • Pertinent and extensive information about the child’s history
  • Preparation to meet the child
  • On-going visitation until the child is placed in the home
  • Planning the transition of the child into the home
  • Support through the legalization of the adoption
  • Continued support for the family and child in the year following the legal finalization of the adoption

As we look toward the future, TFI continues to grow and diversify its programs and services. Our adoption program is no different and will continue to grow as we strive to provide what is needed so that families and children can look forward to brighter tomorrows.

To contact us for more information, please call 800-279-9914 or feel free to email us at

Who becomes an Adoptive Family?

Adults who want to open their hearts and homes to children by making a lifetime commitment. There are no barriers as to family composition to become an adoptive family. An adoptive family can be a two parent or one parent home in which the parent(s) are 21 or older.

Requirements to become an Adoptive Parent?

Every person living in the home 10 and older must pass criminal background checks, as well as personal reference checks. The family must successfully complete the PS-MAPP Training and a detailed family assessment. The house must provide an adequate and safe space for the children.

Who are the children needing adoption?

Children who need adoptive homes come in all ages, races and with varying degrees of special needs. The greatest need for adoptive families are those who want to care for children over eight years old and for sibling groups.

What if I know a child that needs to be adopted?

Sometimes through community involvement, such as school, church, scouting, sports, families develop a relationship with a child who is available for adoption. In this situation, the family needs to contact TFI to express their interest in the particular child. Families who know the child go through the same approval process as families who do not know the child.

I have a relative who needs adopting, am I eligible?

Keeping children connected to their family is a priority with TFI, Inc. Family members are highly encouraged to express their interest in adopting by contacting the child’s case manager.

Post Adoption Resources

TFI is here to support you before, during, and after adoption. The map below identifies organizations who can offer assistance to you post-adoption. Find your county to see which services are available to you.

TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families.
Call: 877-942-2239

DCCCA is committed to providing social and community services that improve the safety, health and well-being of those we serve. We are here to help families that are finding they might need additional resources and support after adopting. The resources might include respite, therapy and training opportunities.
Call: 785-330-9016

K-PARC is dedicated to strengthening kinship and adoptive families in Kansas. We’re a group of families just like yours, working together to connect parents to great services and the professionals that are doing great work.
Call: 913-717-0183