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Helping Foster and Adoptive Families
We’re here to help you whether you’re just starting the process to foster or adopt, waiting for a placement, or looking for post-adoption resources.
If you can’t find an answer or the information you need below, we have a staff of adoption specialists ready to connect you with the resources you need. All you have to do is contact us.
Common Myths About Adoption and Foster Care
Who Can Foster and Adopt
Most people may be eligible to adopt, regardless of marital status, age, income, or sexual orientation. You don’t need to own your own home, have children already, be young, wealthy, or a stay-at-home parent to adopt or foster.
How to Adopt
How to Foster
Register with AdoptUsKids
Families who are home studied and approved to adopt children from U.S. foster care can register on our site to create a profile, get advanced search options, and inquire about children.
State Adoption and Foster Care Information
Learn about foster care and adoption guidelines in your State.
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A variety of resources such as respite care and financial aid are available for adoptive parents. Just remember, you’re not alone.
The Road to Adoption
and Foster Care
Hear from real families who have walked the road to adoption and foster care, and the children whose lives they’ve changed forever.
Janelle, 16, is a creative and imaginative teen who wins art contests for her detailed drawings. She aspires to be a professional artist or baker. Janelle loves to read and is a good student.
Name: Lesle, Ivan
Age: 14, 12
Lesle, 14, and Ivan, 12, are like Batman and Robin — ready to take on the world! Lesle is articulate and intelligent and has great sense of humor. Ivan is energetic and has a strong personality. He enjoys school and is liked by his peers and teachers.