In cooperation with the Department of Human Service’s Children and Family Services Division, Shadow Mountain helps to expedite adoption for children in DHS custody by obtaining, compiling and presenting background information on custody children and their biological families.
Children served are in the custody of DHS and have adoptive placement as their permanency-planning goal. Children may range in age from birth to 18 years of age, and services may be to one child or to a sibling group of several children. Adoptive home resources may be kinship placements, foster homes or non-related adoptive homes unknown to the adoptive child.
Children referred through this program have been removed from their biological parents and many have undergone significant experiences of abuse and neglect. The primary service focus is obtaining the legally mandated information required for the full disclosure regarding a child’s background that must be made to prospective adoptive families and the court.