If a family is interested in adopting a child through MCDHS, they will need to become a certified foster or kinship care home. Requirements for certification include training, completing background clearances and home study. Once a family is designated as the concurrent family for a child, services and support will be provided by the placement resource manager and ongoing case manager. If the child becomes legally free for adoption a permanency planning case manager will assist the child and family in preparing for and completing the requirements necessary to finalize the adoption. This includes providing information on the child’s history and special needs, identifying and accessing services, determining if the child is eligible for financial and other post adoptive services.