How much does the New Beginnings program cost?
Adopting a child in the state foster system requires no program fee. In addition, the state provides a monthly stipend and college tuition for these adopted children, and Medicaid pays for their medical expenses.
Can we adopt an infant?
Most children available for adoption through this program are 7 years and up. This is because children are in foster care on average for a total of 15–21 months before they are even available for adoption.
Can we adopt a single child from foster care?
Yes, although there are more sibling groups in foster care that are awaiting adoption than individual children.
If you have additional questions, please email Gladney's Adoption Advisor.