Foster Care & Adoption, Connecticut

Specialized Foster Care and Adoption Programs

On any given day, there are over 4,000 children and youth in Connecticut in the foster care system. Many of these children are in need of a family that can provide them with the stability, care and support needed to grow and thrive.

We are seeking individuals and families that can provide care to children and youth so they can heal and grow.

Could you be that family?

Our Population:

Our programs serve children and youth between the ages 6-18 of various races, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Children and youth come from all over the state and have been removed from the care of their birth families for various reasons.

All of our children and youth have experienced and survived various forms of abuse, neglect, trauma or loss

Types of Foster Care families needed:

  • Respite Families – families that are able to provide overnight, weekend and short-term placement for children/youth living with a licensed Klingberg foster/adoptive family.
  • Foster Families– families that are able to provide a home for a child/youth for as long as needed while the permanency plan of reunifying with their family is being determined.
  • Foster to Adoption Families – families committed to the permanency of a child/youth placed in their home, even if the child/youth is not yet legally freed for adoption.
  • DMST Trained Families – Klingberg specializes in serving youth who are at high risk for or victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. We are seeking families willing to participate in additional training and receive added support to meet the unique needs of this population.

Our Foster and Adoptive Families are:

  • caring adults (21 years old or older) who are financially stable, have flexibility in    their work schedule, and have the desire to commit to caring for a child in need
  • willing to be part of the treatment team and participate in on-going training
  • able to complete the licensing process which includes background checks, home visits, and training

Once approved, families receive:

  • 24/7 on-call support and in-home support services individualized for the youth and family
  • free training opportunities
  • a tax-free stipend and medical coverage for the child

Getting Started: 

  • Interested families may attend a scheduled Open House or contact the Recruitment Specialist for more information.
  • Foster and Adoptive families begin the licensing process by submitting an application and providing medical, financial, and background histories.  All household members are included in the assessment process.
  • Prospective foster and adoptive parents attend pre-services training aimed to prepare foster and adoptive families to care for the children placed in their homes.
  • From the matching of a child to your home and throughout the placement, Klingberg staff provides ongoing support and education.

For more information about foster care and adoption,

contact our Foster Care Recruitment Line at:

860-832-5536

Tania Pierret, Program Manager: 860-832-5535

Nicolin Carr, Recruitment Specialist: 860-832-5536

To Inquire about becoming a foster care for

Victims of Sexual Exploitation/Human Trafficking

Contact

Christine Keys, LMSW, Sr. Director of Community Programs: 860-832-5532

 

Cuidado de Crianza y Adopción, Connecticut

Cada niño merece un hogar. Casi 4,000 niños y niñas en Connecticut están

necesitando hogares adoptivos, a corto plazo y a largo plazo. ¿Has considerado

en convertirse en un padre adoptivo o de crianza?

Las Familias de Crianza y Adoptivas de Klingberg proporcionan hogares para niños y jóvenes:

Entre las edades de 8 a 18 años de diferentes razas y culturas

  •  Que se han quitado del cuidado de sus familias de nacimiento por diversas razones y que actualmente viven en casas de descanso, refugios, hogares de grupo o instalaciones de tratamiento

Han experimentado y sobrevivido el abuso, el trauma y la pérdida

Que necesitan y desean un ambiente enriquecedor para ayudar a sanar y crecer

Nuestra Familia de Crianza y Adoptivas son:

adultos (21 años o más) que son financieramente estables, tienen flexibilidad en su horario de trabajo y puede comprometerse a un niño en necesidad

  •  dispuestos a ser parte del equipo de tratamiento

capaces de completar el proceso de concesión de licencias que incluye verificación de antecedentes, visitas domiciliarias y capacitación 

  • Para empezar:
  • Las familias interesadas pueden asistir a una Casa Abierta programada o póngase en contacto con el Especialista de Reclutamiento para obtener más información.

 

  •  Las familias de crianza y adoptivos comienzan el proceso de licencias mediante la presentación de una solicitud y proporcionan historiales medicos, financieros, y antecedentes. Todos los miembros de la familia están incluidas en el proceso de evaluación.

Futuros padres de crianza y adoptivas participan en el programa de formación de PRIDE a través de Klingberg Family Centers. Esta formación preparará familias de crianza y adoptivos para el cuidado de los niños colocados en sus hogares.

A partir de la coincidencia de un niño a su casa y a través de la colocación, el personal de Klingberg proporciona apoyo continuo y educación.

Haciendo las colocaciones de crianza y adoptivas exitosas para nuestros niños y sus familias es nuestra primera prioridad.

Para obtener más información sobre el cuidado de crianza y adopción, por favor, póngase en contacto con:

Christine Keys, MSW, Directora, 860 832-5532

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