It only takes one person or one family to change a child's life forever. Is that you?

Adoption is making a lifetime commitment to a child, and each year, there are more and more kids in foster care waiting for a forever family than there are families or individuals willing to adopt them. It's a big step, but you won't go through it alone. CFF staff can support you and answer your questions every step of the way.

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Adoptive Parents Are Expected To:


  • Protect and nurture children

  • Meet the developmental needs of children

  • Support relationships between children and their birth families

  • Participate as essential and effective members of a professional team

  • Make a lifetime commitment to a child

Available Services for Adoptive Families and
Their Children

  • Children & Families First provides counseling and support services during the process - from family assessment (home study) to a child joining your family until the adoption is finalized.

  • Training and assistance with referrals for ongoing support is available after finalization.

  • Finalization is usually completed after the child has been with your family for a minimum of six months. Delaware children who have been in the foster care system receive Medicaid benefits until age 18, even after they are adopted; this covers health benefits and the cost of counseling. Some children with specialized needs may receive an additional subsidy until age 18.  

Additional Adoption Resources


100% of adoptions were finalized in 12 months of a child joining a forever family.

Online Training Courses


  • Available 24/7

  • Nationally recognized training

  • Multimedia learning

  • Taught by experts



Want more information? Fill out our Contact Form and an Adoption Specialist will answer all your questions!


Call 800-220-3092 or 

302-658-5177 to speak with an Adoption Specialist.


Foster Care and Adoption Information Sessions are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month promptly at 6:00 PM. Sessions are currently being offered via conference call.  Conference call number: 712-451-0011  Access #: 744567

2020 session dates: November 18 and December 16.