Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to support you on your foster care adoption journey. We've collected some frequently asked questions that we get about the process of adding to your family. If your question is not answered below, feel free to connect with us directly.

FAQ's on Idaho Wednesday's Child

Below are some common questions that we recieve about the Wednesday's Child progam. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

How do I inquire about a Idaho Waiting Child?


How is the right family selected for an Idaho Waiting Youth?


I heard there is a large number of children in foster care from Idaho. Why are there only a small number of children on your website? Are there other youth available for adoption?


I inquired on a youth on Idaho Wednesday’s Child months ago. Why have I not heard anything back from a worker?.


I noticed some of your profiles say a youth would do best as the only child in the home. What does this mean?


FAQ's on Adoption from Foster Care

Below are some commonly asked questions about adopting from Foster Care that may be helpful in your journey. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

How much does a home study cost?


What is my next step after completing a home study?


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Fostering vs. Adoption

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General Foster Care may be a good fit for your family if... You care about kids AND their families and want to make a difference in their lives. Though you realize it can be hard, you support children returning to their biological families. You are not in the season of life to make a life-long commitment, but want to help children for the next few years or so. You are excited to help young parents learn new skills. Though not necessarily your main motive for doing foster care, you are open to being a permanent long-term option should a child in your home need it at some point. (Called “concurrent family” and is completely optional).

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Adoption may be a good fit for your family if... You are ready to provide a lifetime commitment to youth in need of permanency. You have an abundance of love and stability to help youth walk through the natural grief and loss that come with the adoption process. You understand the importance of maintaining biological relationships, of extended family members, when it's safe and appropriate for your adopted child. You have, are in the process of, or plan on obtaining your homestudy.