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Adoption & Fostering Next Steps

Below, you’ll find information about pursuing adoption or foster care. For more information, please email us at

Self-Assessment Questionnaire

This questionnaire provides topics for you and your family to consider before proceeding with the caregiver approval process.

You do not need to send us your answers, but you should answer the questions and discuss them with your family to assess whether foster care may be a good option for you.

  • 1) Respectfulness
    Are you open to accepting the feelings and aspirations of birth parents without having to discredit them? Are you willing to accept the birth parents of the children in your care as people who are important in the lives of their children regardless of their mistakes or lapses in judgement?
  • 2) Flexibility
    How spontaneous and creative can you be in your interactions with birth parents without having to stick with preconceived notions of what needs to be done?
  • 3) Attentiveness
    Are you able to focus on the needs and concerns of others and not be distracted by your own needs and concerns?
  • 4) Self-Awareness
    How connected and tuned in are you to your values or spiritual roots, and are you able to use those in service to others?
  • 5) Humility
    How capable are you to interact with others and not need to dominate or control?
  • 6) Assertiveness
    How comfortable are you speaking out, asking questions to clarify and gain certainty? Are you comfortable being firm?

What are the steps to becoming a foster or adoptive parent?

The process can take up to six months to complete all the requirements:
  • Complete an information session
  • Complete Home Study paperwork
  • Various training including CPR/First Aid and IMPACT FCP
  • Home visits
  • Various background checks
  • Medical evaluation
  • An approved Home Study
  • Placement
  • Christian City Crossroads will be with you every step of the way.

    • 24/7 on-call support by professionally licensed staff
    • Support group for foster/adoptive parents
    • Pre-approval and annual training
    • Completion of home studies
    • Access to library of materials related to fostering/adopting for both parents and children.
    • Assessment and fulfillment of child’s physical, social, emotional, educational/vocational, nutritional, spiritual/cultural, and permanency needs
    • Access to private school funding for children who are in foster care
    • Recommendations and referrals for community resources
    • Respite opportunities
    • Complimentary access to thrift store for clothing & goods
    • Complimentary access to a pantry with toiletry items, toys, school supplies etc.
    • Assistance with transportation, when feasible
    • Transitional living opportunities for older youth

    Your donation is an investment in the future of each family and child in our community.