How we help professionals

Online and over the phone, AdoptUSKids gives professionals the tools and information they need to recruit and support foster and adoptive families

On, registered caseworkers can search a national listing of thousands of home-studied families who are ready to adopt and find tools to help them manage their caseloads.

All professionals can access a resource library that includes publications and webinars on topics ranging from finding families to diligent recruitment and the robust Diligent Recruitment Navigator that walks administrators through the process of developing a diligent recruitment program.

Our professionals newsletter and an active Twitter channel keep professionals informed about new resources, tools, and best practices that can help them do their jobs better.

Trained staff and consultants share expertise

Our staff of foster care and adoption specialists and website technical support staff are just a phone call, email, or chat away. These knowledgeable staff provide referrals to resources and help using the tools on our website.

Comprehensive evaluation means continuous improvement

The AdoptUSKids evaluation team conducts comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the project. Evaluation findings are used for continuous quality improvement for the project and incorporated into services and resources for states, territories, and tribes.

Frequently asked questions about how we help professionals

Every day, AdoptUSKids staff field phone calls and respond to emails from child welfare professionals who are looking for help finding families for children on their caseloads. Below are responses to a few of the frequently asked questions.

How can AdoptUSKids help me find families for children on my caseload?

In several ways!

How do I list a child on AdoptUSKids?

The first step is registering yourself or your agency to use our photolisting to register children and search for families. Read more about how to photolist and manage cases.

Are there fees to access resources provided by AdoptUSKids?

Never. Registering to use the tools on is free. The resources, materials, and consultation provided by AdoptUSKids to families and professionals are funded through a grant from the US Children’s Bureau.

Who can I contact for help getting registered or photolisting a child?

Call our website technical support staff, 800-901-6911 or email

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