These are a set of characteristics for an adoptive child that the family would prefer for the child to have, such as age, special needs and from what country program the family is interested in participating in. This section is not required, but could assist matching/referring children to a family.
The interested program/country field does not prevent a family from being referred/adopt children outside of those specifications, nor does it need to match the Case Program/Country in which the child is placed.
If the adoptive preferences are not shown, you can find these by clicking “Edit Family” on the side bar from the Family form. If the family has preferences, choose the “yes” radio button and details will open to enter.
You can enter as much or little as necessary. If preferences are chosen, they will display on the family form. You can edit the preferences from the form if shown. If none are listed, the Adoptive Child Preferences section will not be shown on the family form.
Min Age and Max Age
The Min Age and Max Age fields are special because they are setup as drop-down lists to make sure that users enter a valid age, but they have additional "Min Age in Years", "Min Age in Months" and "Max Age in Years", "Max Age in Months" fields associated with them.
The "Min/Max Age in Years" and "Min/Max Age in Months" are view-only fields that are meant to be used to search on reports or any other places where criteria is entered.
When entering any new List Items to the "Child Preference Age Range" list, please make sure that you enter the "Age in Months" in order for the "Min/Max Age in Years" and "Min/Max Age in Months" fields to work. "