Once you make the decision to become an adoptive parent, the following steps must be followed:
Step 1: Contact Judson Center
Call 313-794-5653 and ask for an adoption specialist or email us at email@example.com.
Step 2: Attend Adoption Orientation Training
Step 3: Submit an Adoption Application and Fingerprint Clearance Requests
Proper documentation will be provided to you during foster care orientation.
Step 4: Attend PRIDE Training
PRIDE is a competency-based program which provides greater detail about the foster care system and the responsibilities of foster parents. Topics covered include: attachment and loss issues, discipline, effects of abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and the effects of fostering and adopting on the family. Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 must be completed, in order, prior to being licensed.
Step 5: Complete a Home Assessment
The home assessment (also referred to as a home study) includes collecting all documentation; a physical assessment of your home; and interviews with each member of your household, including spouse, domestic partner, children, etc.
Step 6: Begin making inquries on MARE
Allow your adoption worker to assist you in matching you with your forever child!