Following are the basic steps for the Texas Clearance Process (after your application has been processed by Legacy Adoptions we will send you an email with the remaining steps and further details):
Step 1: Applicant(s) will complete the following Criminal History Authorization form and submit payment to Legacy Adoption Services. Fee is $200 per applicant 1 and 2, fee is $150 per applicant 3 or more, age 13 years and 9 months old or older. Fee is non-refundable.
Step 2: Legacy will initiate the background check by submitting your information on the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) database.
Step 3: You will begin receiving notification emails with detailed instructions.
Step 4: Determine the most convenient method to have your fingerprints rolled.
Step 5: Submit / turn in fingerprints as per instructions from CBCU and Legacy Adoption Services.
Step 6: Promptly follow instructions and respond to any additional request from CBCU.
Step 7: An email will be sent to you from CBCU usually within 30 days after step #6 has been completed. This will contain the CBCU’s Eligibility Determination.
Step 8: Forward your eligibility determination to your FAC contact.