When reunification is not possible, foster children need a safe and loving family to give them a forever home.
When children come into foster care, the initial goal is to reunify them with their families. However, at times this is not possible, and children need a safe and loving family to welcome them into their home permanently.
Individuals and couples who wish to adopt children who have been in foster care must follow the initial steps to become a foster parent including STARS training. They also must attend Spaulding training, a 12-hour course that gives more information on how adoption through the foster care system works.