How to apply for the leadership program

Applications for the next cohort of the Minority Professional Leadership Development program will be posted here when they are available.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of adoption experts from national organizations that are associated with AdoptUSKids or are MPLD alumni.

Applicants who are selected for the second phase of the application process will have a phone interview with members of the panel.


MPLD is open to people from historically disadvantaged cultural, ethnic, or racial groups who have worked in child welfare for three to five years in the US, including its territories and tribal communities.  

Read all eligibility criteria.

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