Myth: You can't adopt a child from another State.


Reality: There are 104,000 children in U.S. foster care available for adoption. Families adopt children from outside their State every single month. Sometimes these adoptions can take a little longer because of the process involved with moving a child from one State to another. However, the wait is worth it in the end.

If you’re considering adopting outside your state, you may find it helpful to review the resources we’ve compiled for professionals about information on interstate compacts and resources for interjurisdictional placements.