What are the requirements to be a Fost-Adopt parent?
Mountain Circle provides adoption services in the State of California only.
- Must be 24 years old.
- Married or single, with or without children.
- Attend the Fost-Adopt trainings.
- Have an approved Fost-Adopt home study.
- Be fingerprinted and cleared on Child Abuse Index Clearance & Department of Justice.
- Fill out all required paperwork.
- Must be in good health.
What About Financial Assistance & Medical Coverage?
While a Fost-Adopt parent, you will receive a monthly stipend for your child. After the child has been adopted, you will receive AAP (Adoption Assistance Program)- the amount of financial assistance is determined based upon the special needs of the child and circumstances of the family. Each child is insured by Medi-Cal which covers their medical, dental, and vision expenses. This continues until the child is 21 years of age, even after the child has been adopted. Medi-Cal pays for therapy for each child too.
Mountain Circle does not charge a fee to become an adoptive family. Fost-Adopt families are allowed up to $400 for expenses incurred while adopting a child. This is reimbursed through the State, not the Agency.
What Kinds of Fost-Adopt Parents is Mountain Circle Looking For?
- Strong, stable families who care about children and have love, patience, guidance, and understanding to give to children.
- Individuals, couples, or families who are dedicated to making a life-long commitment to a child in need of a home.
Adoption License #325001041
Why is Mountain Circle a Unique Adoption Agency?
Mountain Circle focuses on special needs children. We believe that every child, regardless of age, race, or other handicaps deserves to grow up in a permanent, nurturing home.
Mountain Circle dedicated to finding these children successful placements with committed families. We provide intensive treatment services to the Fost-Adopt parent and to the child in order to facilitate adjustment and permanency.
What is a Special Needs Child?
- Has been subjected to abuse and neglect
- May be part of a sibling group
- May have had prenatal drug exposure