Kern Bridges Youth Homes
  Where Children Thrive

Adoptions

General Information:
If you are considering adoption, KBYH would be honored to assist you understanding the various adoption options and help you determine the best choice for you and your family.  KBYH has been providing adoption services since 1999 and currently we provide foster/adoption services, domestic independent adoption home study services, and post-adoption services.  Adoption is a very personal, emotional, and special decision and we would be proud to partner with you as you consider adding to your family.   Please contact us for more information if you or someone you know is interested in adopting at 661-396-2360 or jimv@kernbridges.com.

Approval Process:
The process towards adoption can be very comprehensive, but KBYH makes it a clear and simple 3-step process: paperwork, training, and home study.  In most foster/adoption cases, there is no cost involved in adoption, or the costs are nominal.  A fee schedule for domestic independent adoptions can be provided upon request.  

Post Adoption Services:
KBYH offers a variety of post-adoption services to families.  These include:
●Adoption support group - click here to download the Adoption Support Group Flier
●24-hour crisis hotline
●Counseling services for the child(ren) and/or family
●Adoptions Resource Room
●Parenting classes and materials
●Assistance in accessing resources and advocacy services

Resource Room:
KBYH has an Adoptions Resource Room at their main offices at 1321 Stine Road.  This room is available to all pre and post-adoptive families at any phase of their adoption and whenever they have a need.  The Adoptions Resource Room is equipped with an internet ready computer where families can research resources, a printer in order to print out any needed forms or resource information, a large library of periodicals, adoption related books, parenting books, adoption and parenting related DVD's, and other resources that families can check out or keep, and a large TV and couch for families to watch parenting or training DVD’s that are available in the room.  The room can also be used as a meeting place for consultation or for KBYH staff to provide counseling.

For adoptive families who have been given access to our online forms management database, click here