Foster Care Services

Ready to take the first step in making a difference?

At LVA, we are dedicated to providing loving homes, support, and hope for those in need. Our foster care services are built on a foundation of compassion, expertise, and a strong belief in the transformative power of family. If you’re ready to make a profound difference in a child’s life, we invite you to explore how you can become a foster parent and be part of a community that nurtures and cares for our most vulnerable members. Your journey begins here. Begin your foster parenting journey with us today.

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Adoption Services

Welcome to a brighter future for children and families.

At LVA, we’re committed to creating loving families through adoption. Explore how you can make a profound difference in a child’s life and start your adoption journey with us today.

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Post Permanency Services

Strengthening Bonds, Fostering Support: Discover Our Post-Permanency Services.

At LVA, we believe that support doesn’t end with adoption or permanency. Explore how our post-permanency services provide ongoing assistance and build a stronger, enduring foundation for your family’s future. To learn more about our unwavering commitment to lifelong support.

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Foster Care:
Our dedicated staff is here to support and guide foster families in creating a nurturing, permanent home for the children they embrace.
Adoption Services:
We provide a full range of public and private adoption services. These include child and family profiles, child preparation, child-specific recruitment, finalizations, and post-permanency services.
Post-Permanency Services:
If you've embraced adoption, offer loving kinship care, or hold permanent legal guardianship of a child, you are eligible for cost-free post-permanency services, generously provided by the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN).
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Nurturing Futures Through Foster Care and Adoption


Welcome to Loftus-Vergari and Associates, Inc. (LVA), a trusted partner in creating brighter futures for children and families. At LVA, we are dedicated to transforming lives through foster care and adoption services. As you explore our website, you’ll discover a wealth of information and resources about our comprehensive programs. Whether you’re considering becoming a foster or adoptive family or seeking support for your journey, you’ve come to the right place. Our website is your gateway to understanding the difference you can make in the lives of children in need and how LVA can guide you every step of the way. Explore, learn, and take the first step towards a fulfilling and impactful path with LVA.


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Help Make a Difference: Foster Older Children and Sibling Groups


At Loftus-Vergari & Associates, we are dedicated to ensuring every child in the foster care system receives the love, stability, and support they deserve. However, older children and sibling groups often face longer wait times for placement and are typically underserved. We are actively seeking compassionate and committed individuals or families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these children.

Why Foster Older Children and Sibling Groups?

  • Keep Siblings Together: Siblings who are placed together can maintain crucial emotional bonds and support each other through the challenges of foster care.
  • Provide Stability for Older Children: Older children in foster care need guidance and support as they transition into adulthood. Your mentorship can make a significant difference in their lives.
  • Fulfill a Critical Need: There is a pressing need for foster homes that can accommodate these groups, ensuring they are not separated or placed in temporary shelters.


How You Can Help

  • Become a Foster Parent: By fostering older children or sibling groups, you play a pivotal role in providing a nurturing and stable environment.
  • Spread Awareness: Advocate within your community to raise awareness about the needs of older children and sibling groups in foster care.
  • Support Our Mission: Even if fostering isn’t an option for you, consider volunteering, donating, or supporting our programs in other ways.


Your dedication can change the trajectory of a child’s life, providing them with the security and care they need to thrive. To learn more about fostering older children and sibling groups, please contact us.

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Foster and Adoption Wisdom:

Nurturing Families, Mending Hearts, Ensuring Forever Homes

Our compassionate foster and adoption team brings a wealth of experience to help you through the ins and outs of fostering, adoption, or finding the support you require. With our collective knowledge, we specialize in bringing families together, mending relationships, and securing lasting homes for children. Rest assured, we’re here for you every step of the way, offering unwavering support. Our heartfelt commitment is to walk beside you throughout your journey.

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Your Path to Adoption

Discover our comprehensive adoption services. From child profiles to finalizations, we’re here to support your journey to creating a loving, forever family.

Fostering Hope

Discover the rewards of fostering with our dedicated support. Explore our foster care services to make a positive impact on a child’s life.

Navigating Together

Unlock our strong support network. Join our community of caring individuals who, like you, have embraced the rewarding path of providing love and permanency to children. Explore our services today.

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We’re here to offer clarity, guidance, and personalized plans for your adoption, foster care, or post-permanency journey. Let’s chat and shape your brighter future.

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How long does the approval process take?

Kinship family applicants should complete the application and approval process within 60 days. A staff member from the adoption unit works with kinship families to ensure the timeline is met.

Traditional foster family applicants do not have a timeframe to complete the application and approval process, however, the average time of approval is approximately 90 days. Geneva Mathuse, Recruiter, works with traditional foster families to ensure they move smoothly through the approval process.

How do I get the training hours?

Training is provided to all families during the approval process. Ongoing trainings are provided by LVA caseworkers and offered online thereafter so that families continue to receive 12 hours of training annually.

Are there children legally free and available for adoption when they enter foster care?

Most often children are not able to be adopted when they enter into foster care, as the child’s parents have parental rights. If a child in foster care does become eligible for adoption, the family the child is placed with is most often given the option to adopt the child.

“I’m nervous that I will get attached to the kids if I do foster care.”

This is a common fear and often families do become attached to children they care for. Many children continue to have contact with foster families after they have returned home to their parents.

What if there is an emergency after hours?

LVA has an on-call system for families to utliize in the event there is a situation or emergency after typical business hours. LVA has an assigned caseworker and supervisor on-call every day to assist with situations after hours.

What is Formal and Informal Kinship Care?

Formal: When a child enters foster care and is placed with a relative or family friend, those who want to be formal kinship must go through the application and approval process to become a licensed foster home and receive a monthly stipend to care for the child.

Informal: When a child enters foster care and is placed with a relative of family friend, those who would like informal kinship do so without the legal involvement of family court and without financial assistance from the child welfare system.

Is there a need for foster homes for a certain age range of kids?

Yes! LVA will consider a family’s preference of age, but the greatest need is for children 12 and older.

Will I have to interact with birth parents?

Yes. Birth parents have the right to know where their child is placed when they are in foster care and have the right to weekly visitation with their child. Foster parents are responsible for taking children to and from a visitation site and are encouraged to communicate with birth parents, so they have updated information on the care of their child.

Will someone from LVA attend court hearings with me?

Yes. Your assigned LVA caseworker will attend all court hearings with you.

Is there a support group for foster parents?

Yes. LVA offers monthly support groups to all kinship and foster parents.