Foster to Adopt

Opening your home to adopt a child in need can be one of the most generous and rewarding experiences of your life. Sixty percent of children who are adopted through KVC are adopted by their foster parents. KVC provides families with preparation, information and support during the adoption journey to facilitate successful adoptions.

KVC encourages families who are interested in adoption to first become foster to adopt parents with KVC. This allows parents to become familiar with the foster care program and have experience in fostering children. It also allows families to first get to know the children in their care before making a decision about adoption. Once children are free for adoption and parental rights have been terminated (TPR), West Virginia law says that children must be in a home for six consecutive months before the adoption process begins. Becoming foster to adopt parents allows families to get to know children that might become available for adoption in the future.