Every month, MTN News feature a child in Montana who is waiting to find their forever family as part of our “A Waiting Child” program. This month, we are in Billings to meet Audriana. She loves to draw, loves cats, and is hoping for a family who enjoys spending time together.
Audriana said, "I would like to be part of a family because I never really had that as a kid. I’d like to know what that feels like."
Dawn Bushard of the Department of Family Services said, "She’s smart and artistic, sociable, she’s a great kid. And when she does love, she loves hard. Like, she really does still love her birth family and things like that."
Bushard explained, "Like every other kid, every other kid regardless wants to belong with a family, they want someone that's going to love them unconditionally if they act out or something like that, they want to know that person is going to be there with them. They aren’t going to abandon them.
More than anything, Audriana hopes to find a loving, forever family: "I just want to stay in one place and know that I am loved and all that kind of jazz."
For more information about adoption and/or fostering, contact the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services at 1-866-9-FOSTER. Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the DPHHS have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home. The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.
Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.
How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your of Child & Family Services. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provide these services.
What about training? Montana Child and Family Services require and provide special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana.
Click here to learn more about child adoption in Montana.
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