The Marsh Foundation has pursued the ability to license homes with a dual foster care and adoption license. This means that families that may be interested adopting their foster children in the future can simplify the process with The Marsh Foundation.
The Marsh Foundation is able to conduct home studies to simultaneously license a family for both foster care and adoption. In the past, adoption home studies were conducted by outside agencies. Now, the process is simplified and much more time efficient because The Marsh can dually license a family for both foster care and adoption.
This allows The Marsh to provide additional support to families. Families that think they may be interested in adoption can complete the necessary steps up front, with very little additional work. If they decide to adopt in the future, much of the process is already done. If they don’t ever decide to adopt, there is no harm in having the dual license.
Many families that are interested in becoming foster families are interested in accepting young children that may be available for adoption in the future. It is the hope of The Marsh Foundation that providing these dual licenses will allow them to serve more children and families.