An Important Update Regarding COVID-19

March 18th, 2020

Adoption Options Families, Friends, and Community,

As the health community and government continues to monitor the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, we are taking proactive steps to address a few things. Adoption Options will be moving to teleworking for two weeks, or longer if necessary. We still have full phone coverage in the office who will help answer your questions, process payments, and connect you with caseworkers. All of our employees are fully up and functioning from home with phone, email, etc.

Please note, as of this moment we are still required to do in-home visits with placed families and those in the home study process or needing updated studies. Prior to visiting your home your worker will be doing a quick screening and asking the following questions so we can determine how to proceed:

Do you or any of your family members have a fever, or a cough, or shortness of breath?
Have you been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19? Or in contact with a person who has come into contact with a person known to have COVID-19?
Has your family been practicing social distancing and for how long?
Our staff members are also following these guidelines, and if they have symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone who has the virus, we will be making alternate arrangements to cover your required visits. Please note, to be able to ensure the safety and well-being of the children, families cannot refuse a caseworker access to their home. If you have concerns prior to a visit please reach out so the agency can help create an appropriate plan.

All meetings besides required visits will either be moved to a phone call or video conference during this time. Adoption Options will continue to monitor and address situations as needed. We want to do our part in flattening the curve, and keeping vulnerable populations safe as COVID-19 continues to move across our state.

Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to continue supporting you on your adoption journey and doing our important work with children and families even through this unexpected season.