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Home arrow Adoption and Foster Care Quick Guide
Quick Guide to Becoming Foster or Adoptive Parents
Whether you would like to proceed with foster care, adoption or our Hope-To-Home program, if you live in Northern California we are waiting to help you make your dreams a reality.

Individuals who are interested in adopting or fostering California's Waiting Children must attend pre-adopt/foster parent preparation training classes offered by AASK quarterly. Families adopting waiting children pay no fees for their training or any of the other services that AASK provides.

Your first step is to call (510)553-1748 x 12  leaving your name, address and phone number to receive a free packet of information. Then attend an information workshop held the first Tuesday evening (7-9PM) of each month at our office. You will learn about our foster care, concurrent planning and adoption programs. To prepare for the meeting download and complete a family profile.

Your next step is to attend a personal 2-hour interview where you and a social worker discuss questions more completely. After the interview, if you are eager to begin, and we are able to proceed with your family, you will receive an invitation to the parent preparation training.

Once the training is completed, you move on to become approved to foster or adopt. In either of these roles, you can brighten the future for a California Waiting Child.



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