ADOPTION: Provides services which enable children to become free for adoption and to be placed with adoptive parent(s). Services can be provided at the direct request of the child's birth parents or initiated by foster care staff for children who have been abandoned or who have been in foster care with no chance of returning to their families. Also assists persons in locating their natural parents.
Children are placed with adoptive parents who have previously applied to adopt and have been approved to do so through a home study process. Most of the children freed for adoption are 1) school aged 2)member of minority group 3) members of siblings groups that remain together and/or have physical, emotional or mentally handicapping conditions.
Single, married or divorced
21 years of age or grandparents
Have children of their own or childless
Employed outside of the home
Homeowners or apartment dwellers
299 Commerce Street
Agency: Worcester County Department of Social Services
Languages Available: Accommodations possible. Language Line.
Payment Description: Some fees apply. Call for information.
Intake and Eligibility: Must be 21 or older to adopt. See notes.