How to Become an Adoptive Parent

KVC West Virginia helps match children in foster care with loving forever families through adoption. We work exclusively with children that are placed through the Department of Health and Human Resources; we do not provide private or international adoption services at this time.

Becoming an adoptive parent through KVC is the same process as becoming a foster parent. Our professional staff are ready to answer any questions that you have about requirements, starting the application process, and when our next training classes begin.

Eligibility criteria are as follows. You must:

  • Be between ages 21 and 65
  • Be either single or married
  • Meet basic income guidelines
  • Meet WV Child Placing Regulations regarding a safe and healthy home environment
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be willing to complete 30 hours of free training in PRIDE (Parent Resource Information Development and Education), as well as CPR/First Aid, Crisis De-escalation (MANDT) and other similar courses
  • Agree to use non-physical discipline for children
  • Be willing for everyone in your household to undergo complete background checks (FBI, CIB, DHHR, and Statement of Criminal Record).

Call your local KVC office today to find out more information about becoming an adoptive parent!