Meet the families

More than 2,500 families are registered on and actively seeking to adopt

Registered families searching for children on come from every state in the country as well as the US Virgin Islands. While the majority are white (more than 70 percent), people of many races and ethnicities—and multiracial families—are using to build their families.

More about our families:

  • While families—individuals and couples—range broadly in age, from 21 to 77 years old, the average family member is in their 40s.
  • Nearly three-quarters of families are heterosexual couples, and 14 percent are single females. Lesbian and gay couples and single males comprise approximately 12 percent of families.
  • Over one-third of families do not have any children in their home. One quarter have one child, and over one quarter have two or three children living at home.

Our families are qualified and engaged

We know that you are busy! We don’t want to waste your time contacting—or being contacted by—families who are not licensed to adopt.

Before a family can complete a registration on, their agency must confirm that the family has a current home study and is actively seeking an adoptive placement. Families are re-verified by their agency every year.

If a registered family does not log in for three months, we mark their profile as “inactive.” These families will not appear in your search results.

Registered families keep their options open

When families register on, they describe the children they hope to adopt—their gender, race and ethnicity, behaviors, abilities, and other characteristics.

Most of the families tell us that they are open to adopting children nine or older. In fact, 31 percent indicate they are open to adopting a teen.

The majority of families registered on

  • Are open to adopting more than one child (85 percent)
  • Are open to providing a home for an LGBTQ youth (56 percent)
  • Are open to children with more than one type of disability (59 percent)
  • Will consider children with moderate or severe emotional conditions (57 percent) and learning conditions (51 percent)

Families not only have interest—they have experience

  • Over 60 percent of all registered families have one or more children in their home—more than half (54 percent) of which report that at least one of their children became part of their family through adoption, foster care, kinship, or guardianship.
  • The vast majority of families (94 percent!) have completed foster parent–training classes, and 55 percent have been foster parents.
  • Of the families who are open to adopting a child with moderate or severe disabilities, the majority indicated having experience or training related to the disability.

We can help you find qualified families and raise awareness of the children on your caseload. Register now.

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