Become an Interim Care Provider for an Adoptions Together Family!
Adoptions Together is in search of loving, qualified interim care providers in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC for infants transitioning into their forever families. Interim care families provide nurturing home environments for infants while their adoption plans are finalized. If you live in Northern Virginia or Washington, DC and are interested in providing short-term foster care for infants please read the information below, then fill out this form to get in touch with our team.
What is Interim Care?
Interim Care is short term foster care provided by qualified, loving families that have been approved to care for infants whose adoption plans are still being finalized. An interim care provider cares for the infant 24 hours per day (no daycare permitted). The average length of a stay in interim care is 2-24 days.
Responsibilities of Interim Care Providers
Interim Care Providers are responsible for meeting the needs of these fragile, brand new babies while their permanency plans are being decided. An interim care provider takes the baby to his or her pediatrician appointments, might meet with birth and adoptive families, communicates with social workers about the baby’s development, meets federal and local background checks required for childcare providers, and completes a home study (paid for by Adoptions Together). Interim Care Providers are flexible, caring, compassionate, and understanding.
Compensation for Interim Care Providers
All home study and training fees will be provided. All transportation costs related to the infant’s care will be covered. All infants in interim care are eligible for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) formula benefits. Interim Care providers are reimbursed at $30/day for each day the infant is in care.
Considerations and Eligibility Requirements for Interim Care Providers
The infants cared for in interim care settings are not available for adoption by interim care families. It is important for interim care providers to remember that infants in interim care may be returned to their birth families or placed with an adoptive family when interim care is complete. All interim care providers must live in the Northern Virginia or Washington, DC regions. All members of the household must participate in the home study and training process.
Still Interested? Fill out our Interim Care Provider Inquiry Form!