“We just found out that we won’t be able to adopt the child we’ve been fostering. How do we tell the child, and explain to our older daughter?”
Foster Adoption Overview: How to Adopt a Child from Foster Care
Would you like to adopt a child from foster care? Learn about the foster adoption process and how to adopt a child who needs a permanent home.
Our recommendations for online adoption resources — from government sites to attorney directories — selected by the editors of Adoptive Families magazine.
Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.
A new report shows that there were more children in U.S. foster care at the end of 2015 than 2014. This is the third year this number has risen.
Being a foster parent is not for the faint of heart. Your heart swells, loves, breaks, and heals with each placement—and it is all, every moment of it, worth it.
Four years ago, I legally became a mother. The adoption day was no less special because I had already been parenting Danielle for 15 months. On that day, I truly claimed my daughter. No one could take her away.
Adoptive parents share how much it cost for them to adopt domestically and internationally — and how long they waited for their child — in our 2015-2016 Cost & Timing Survey.
Are all children from foster care considered “special needs,” and, therefore, eligible for the full adoption tax credit?
Nia Vardalos describes her first meeting with the preschooler she adopted from U.S. foster care.
As foster parents, you open your hearts and home to a child even as you’re preparing to reunite her with her birth mother.
I have a five-month-old foster child whose case was recently transferred from kinship care to foster care. What does this mean?
Answers to your parenting questions.
How can we explain to our four-year-old that the baby we’ve been fostering will be going back to his birth family?
View the replay of the “Parenting the Hurt Child” webinar. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, guides parents in understanding a newly adopted older child’s behavior and discuss what will work (and what to avoid) to help him heal and attach.
There are half a million children in U.S. foster care. About 100,000 of them are already free for adoption, and 50,000 are adopted every year.
There are many misconceptions about adopting from foster care. Are children juvenile delinquents? Is it free? Two legal experts separate fact from fiction.
Seventeen of us crowded into the court as witnesses to my nephew’s finalization, bringing an end to 10 years spent in foster care—10 years of waiting for this day.
For an overview of the average cost of a U.S. foster adoption, see the categories below. Don’t forget that the cost of adoption will be offset by the federal adoption tax credit (unless your income exceeds federal limitations) so make sure to keep detailed records of fees and payments during your adoption process.
The fees are minimal to non-existent, wait times can be shorter than in private or international adoption, and there are many younger children, toddlers, and even infants available for adoption. In many cases, subsidies are available for the childs living expenses and healthcare, even after the adoption is completed.
The path to adopting a child for many involves becoming a foster parent first. Learn about the risks, rewards, and responsibilities of caring for children in the U.S. foster care system.