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What is Foster Care Adoption?

Foster care adoption involves the adoption of a child who is currently in one of the 50 U.S. states' foster care programs. Foster care adoption is typically conducted through state but some private adoption agencies are involved in foster care adoption.

Over the past 45+ years our not-for-profit adoption agency and I have completed over 900 successful placements and we have a five-star rating on Google.  You can always visit our testimonial pages (see the link on the right). Please contact us toll-free at 1(800)943-0400 and visit the link Ways We Can Help You. Please note that our Agency does not do foster care adoptions.

A child is in foster care because he/she cannot safely be reunited with their biological parents or biological family. State child welfare agencies place these children into approved foster homes with foster parents and with approved potential adoptive parents.

The majority of children who are adopted from foster care are adopted by the foster parents who are providing a foster home for the child. Other children in the foster care system are adopted by their relatives.

However, almost every state has children who are in the foster care system who have not yet been selected to be adopted.

What are the Pros and Cons of Foster Care?

There are many good reasons to adopt a child from foster care. On the other side, there are many problems that can result.
Some of the positive aspects of foster care adoption are:

Some of the negative aspects of foster care adoption are:

How to Become a Foster Parent?

Each state provides its own policies, procedures and system of support services for foster parents and foster children. For information on how to become a foster parent, how to have a foster care adoption and what types of support services are provided in your state, we suggest you contact your state child welfare agency. You can also find a child who is available for adoption on your state, or other state's, Adoption Exchange and Photo-listing website.

To find out about the public and private adoption agencies that can help you become a foster parent or adopt a foster care child, contact the links above, contact your State Adoption Specialist or visit National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search.

Where Can I Find Additional Sources of Information?

You may find the following links helpful:

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Foster Care Adoption: U.S. Dept. of HHS-Child Welfare Information Gateway

Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist adoptive parents like you as well as pregnant women and birth parents.

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Can your Agency Help a Birth Parent Living in Any State?

We are licensed in multiple states and are able to help a birth mother, birth father, and adopting family living in any of the 50 U.S. states and even U.S. citizens (birth parents and families) that are living in other countries.

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