Step 8: Post-placement
“Post-placement” refers to the period of time after your child has joined your family, but before the adoption is legalized in court. After your child moves into your home, you will begin the process of becoming a family together. Throughout this time, your child’s social worker will visit with you and the child in your home at least once per month to help everyone through the period of adjustment and to provide any support your child and family may need. The post-placement period will last a minimum of six months, as required by law, but may last longer, depending on both the child’s legal status and the needs of your family.
Open Your Home To A Child
The need for loving, nurturing caretakers is greater than ever. CFCS recruits and supports new families who can provide transitional and/or permanent care for children who have been referred to the state foster care system. Learn more.
Lend A Hand
Become a CFCS volunteer! We are a small nonprofit with a broad constituency, and we depend on help from volunteers who provide their time or expertise to help with facilities, events and our holiday gift drive. Find out more.
Share Your Story
Serving the community for over 140 years, CFCS has an ever-expanding archive of inspiring stories from our youth, families, staff, donors, and volunteers. We want to hear from you: how did CFCS touch your life? Tell us here.