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Frequently Asked Questions

Adoption FAQ

Who are the adoptive families?

AASK places children with families who can best meet the child's needs. This includes adults who are single, married or coupled, with or without children. Adoptive parents can be of a different race or ethnic background than their adopted child. They can own or rent their home. They do not have to have all the answers; they just need a big heart and a willingness to make a life-long commitment to love and care for the child.

What are the qualifications to adopt?

  • Can be married, single or coupled
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be financially stable
  • Must be emotionally ready for parenting
  • Must be in good physical health
  • Must be free of serious CPS or criminal background

What is the adoption process?

Please click here to view the adoption process.

How long does the adoption process take?

The adoption certification process includes an information session, intake interviews, fingerprinting, home study and a training program comprised of 15 hours of in-person classes taught by AASK trainers and an online, interactive, multi-media component. This process typically takes 6 to 9 months to complete.

Why should I choose AASK?

AASK's Family Specialists and staff build positive, lasting relationships with each and every family we serve. We promise strong, ongoing advocacy; consistent, clear communication; easy accessibility to Family Specialists. Because our primary focus is ensuring every foster child has someone who cares.

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