Matching Assistance

Every day children’s case workers search for suitable homes for hundreds of foster kids nationwide.
In this search, they are looking at parenting qualifications such as:

  • Parent Training and Education
  • Ability to accommodate special needs
  • Family background and situation

Having your profile, biography, home study, and possibly a video ready for a searching case worker greatly
increases the chance that you will be selected as a potential family for a waiting child.

You don't need extraordinary equipment to provide these to us. Pertinent, honest, and entertaining family
photos can be taken with an ordinary digital camera and uploaded via the internet to the Family Website.
The profile consists of information about how to reach you, your situation, and your parenting experiences.
And your home study is kept confidential. The two benefits of our free program are listed below.

Matching Assistance Benefits
Photolisting gives families the ability to show caseworkers their personality and character through pictures and a bio page.

Including the following benefits:

  1. You get access to additional child listings, three times as many kids that are on the public web site. Children listed, are from all over the United States and can sometimes be seen in other photo-listings online. These children are conveniently located in one place for easy review and home-study submission.
  2. And, you get to SUBMIT FOR YOURSELF, with a link to a family profile page and extra information you would like to share.
  3. You get to CREATE A FAMILY BIOGRAPHY PAGE to help communicate the strengths of your family and use images to tell your story.
  4. ACCESS TO IN DEPTH INFORMATION ON ADOPTION, new photo-listing sites, creating a life book and other information from within the log on site.
Matching Assistance Benefits
Matching assistance supports your family, by assigning your family a family adoption specialist during your journey to adoption.

 Including the following benefits:

  1. You will be access to one of our FAMILY ADOPTION SPECIALISTS that will help you in your submissions and give you advice.
  2. CHILD SEARCHES-Family Adoption Specialists will help you locate or search over 75 national photolisting sites for children that meet your adoption preferences and qualifications.

How to sign up:   Read the disclaimer and electronically sign,
click “Agree.”  Start creating your profile.

Create your family profile.
  • The family profile includes agency information, adoption worker information, family members, adoption
    preferences, etc. Fill in as much information as you can.  The more information you record, makes our
    searches and caseworker searches easier to find you.
  • Upload your home study or request that it be uploaded.
Once you are done with the Family Profile, you will come to a screen titled “Family Home Page.”

On this page there are four sections for you to choose from.  Begin with the 1st and work your way
through the steps.

On the Family Home Page, you will add all the information you want to include in your family story
(family biography).

Do not include personal information like addresses, social security numbers or phone numbers.

  • Upload the Family Thumbnail Photo. This is the picture a caseworker will see first and is extremely
    important! Make sure your photos are clear and crisp. A portait style photo works well here.

  • Upload Family Video (optional)
  • Create your family biography or view what you have already written

Once you are finished with your family biography, pictures and video if you have one, request activation.
After your materials have been approved, you will have instant access to the additional child listings.