Are you ready to grow your family by adopting from foster care?

Attention West Virginia parents:

There are approximately half a million children in the foster care system across the US. More than 25% of all foster children are eligible for adoption at any given time, making Necco’s foster to adopt program an excellent option for parents seeking to grow their families.

Why Foster to Adopt in West Virginia?

Build a relationship

By fostering a child first, you’ll build a relationship with them as you progress towards adoption. You’ll know about their physical and emotional needs and can be sure you’re a good fit for each other. By the time you’re ready to adopt, they’re already part of your family.

More transparency

The adoption process is full of unknowns. With Foster to Adopt, you can make the most informed decisions possible when building your family.

Financial assistance

Adoptions through foster care are often funded by the state. In most cases, there are few or no fees. In addition, Federal or State programs offer assistance to remove the barriers to adopting through foster care, including tax benefits for income and expenses.

Why Necco?

We love to build families through adoptions!

Resources and Advocacy

Necco offers access to more resources and support to parents than what’s available working directly with the state.

Our adoption specialists are happy to answer all of your adoption-related questions and guide you on your path to providing “forever homes” to children in need.

Thoughtful Matches

With Necco, you’ll be assigned a Home Resource Coordinator who will establish that you are a foster to adopt home during your approval process. This will help match children who are looking for a loving, adoptive home.


The key to success is our experience, and we have a lot of it.

While the goal of foster care is reunification with the family of origin, sometimes that's not possible. Necco's Foster to Adopt program is how we work to permanently place these kids with loving families; since 1996 we have facilitated over 10,000 adoptions!

The Necco Experience

Necco is a close-knit, social organization that takes pride in building families. We’re committed to the foster parents and foster children we serve and we work hard to find the ideal match for both parent and child in order to limit moves and additional trauma that foster children often experience.

Adoption through foster care

Adoption through foster care

The story of Mikki Taylor and her foster (now adoptive) family, The Silz, is a beautiful testament of resiliency, trust and faith. Together they worked through an unlikely pairing and built incredible relationships within their family and into their community.

Who Cannot Foster to Adopt

Adoption through fostering isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. Here are the main reasons some individuals cannot foster to adopt.

  • Prohibitive criminal offenses
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Must have sufficient income
  • Insufficient room in your home
  • No valid driver’s license
  • Lack of reliable transportation

You Don't Need to be a Superhero

Our parents don’t have special powers or wear capes. They just pack lunches, drive to soccer practice, and give small, consistent acts of kindness and love. That’s it. But to be honest, we still think they’re super. Our kids think so too.