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     Foster Care Adoption Process  

Homebound is a private child placing agency that contracts with the state to do adoptions of children in CPS care.  There are no fees to adopt from the foster care system regardless of which agency you work with.          

To see what is included in the process to become certified to adopt, click here.

The process consists of incorporate steps such as a home safety and fire inspection, fingerprinting, a criminal background check, and TB testing.  If you are fostering or fostering- to-adopt, you are required to learn CPR and First Aid as well as take medication monitoring training.  Since the adoption and foster care process is very similar you may want to pursue a dual license. 

Dependant on how quickly you can turn all of your completed paperwork, the process averages about 3-4 months.

It is important to know that this is an exploratory process and that you may change your mind anytime throughout the process.  Homebound staff will help you through the process after you are licensed and when you have kids in your home.  We are committed to helping you and advocating for you at every step of the way even after adoption. 

If you are interested in becoming a Homebound adoptive parent, your first step is to fill out the Inquiry Form or call 214.550.8810