Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'CANRIS'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Adopting
    • Looking to Adopt
    • Parents-in-Waiting
    • Especially for Againers
    • Tears, Fears & Keeping The Faith
    • When Baby Comes Home
    • Joyous Journeys
    • Mi Amigos
  • Placing
    • Considering Adoption?
    • Pregnancy Info, From A to Z
    • Persona Grata
    • UGoGrl!
    • For BirthFathers Only
    • BirthGrandparents & Important Others
    • Birthparent Blogs
  • Parenting
    • The Art of Childgrowing
    • Raising Kids Today
    • Life After Adopting
    • Parenting after Placing
    • Rainbow Families
    • Daddyland
    • Heart To Heart
  • Growing Up Adopted
    • New Arrivals
    • In the Know
    • Coming Full Circle
    • Abrazokidz Clubhouse
    • Kidstuff
    • My Very First Blog
  • Homestead
    • Abrazo News
    • Abrazo's Chapel Potluck
    • The Family Room
    • United States of Adoption
    • About the Forum
    • Professionals' Corner
    • Corner Cafe
  • Archives
    • Ancient History
    • Remembered Prayers
    • Roads Less Travelled
    • Holiday Storage

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests


Currently reading

Found 1 result

  1. Stork Central

    Background Checks

    One of the first things adoptive families need to do upon beginning the adoption process is complete their background checks. This must be done for obvious reasons; if one is seeking to adopt another person's child, it is incumbent upon the adopter to prove that there is nothing in their background that would be potentially unsafe for a child, and there is nothing to preclude the courts from approving an adoption. Texas couples wait for Abrazo's Family Services Coordinator to submit their identifying information to TDFPS; a records check and a CANRIS (central child abuse/neglect registry) scan is done, and then the couple is cleared to undergo fingerprinting through MorphoTrust. No homestudy can be completed and no adoption activities such as matching can commence prior to the entire background check being cleared and received by Abrazo. Out-of-state couples must submit to background checks run in their home state by their homestudy worker, and they must also allow Stacy to run their records check and CANRIS scan through TDFPS, with repeated fingerprinting through MorphoTrust to follow (yes, even if MorphoTrust is the same company who did their fingerprints through their home state. And yes, you have to pay MorphoTrust twice, even though it makes absolutely no sense to any of us-- because Texas has a mltimillion dollar exclusive contract with MorphoTrust. Go figure.) Here are some useful links for those trying to comprehend the background check requirements: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Information_for_Providers/faq_bkgd_ck_foster_adpt_homes.asp http://www.lac.org/toolkits/ASFA/asfa.htm Certain convictions can exempt an adoptive applicant from being able to adopt in the State of Texas: http://icpcstatepages.org/texas/criminalbackground/ Applicants with violations who wish to seek "proof of rehabilitation" from the State in order to attempt to adopt despite infractions identified in the list above need to contact Abrazo's Family Services Coordinator for more information on all the documentation needed for that process. (Please be forewarned that it is a labor-intensive process that requires originals of all relevant court documents as well as professional assessments, etc. Additional fees may apply.)
×