Adoption

Adoption

Although we aim to provide services to the family that will help them reunite with their children, that is not always possible or in the best interest of the children due to continued problems at home. When reuniting a family is not possible, CWS works to provide a permanent situation for children, through either guardianship or adoption. Guardians have most of the same legal rights and authority as birth parents, without requiring the termination of parental rights. Guardianship ends when a child turns 18 and is considered an adult. Adoption also provides a child with a permanent family, meaning that full legal parental rights and responsibilities are transferred from the child’s biological family to the adopting family.

If you have considered adopting a child or have questions about the process, please feel free to contact us. We can guide you through the process, both before and after you adopt.
 


Agency News

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

 The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift. 

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

On this #GivingTuesday, consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist our County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving and grant funding. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs. 

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

This holiday season is a paw-fect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff who care and support these wonderful, adoptable pets as well as those displaced by natural emergencies is so important.  

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Show a senior you care by donating to the Friends of Tulare County Stockings for Seniors Drive. Now underway, donated items such as beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other will help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.