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.
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.
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.
Foster adoption was right for these three families. Read their stories to find out why.
More and more families are starting to consider foster care. Find out why.
View the replay of a webinar with adoption attorneys Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Bobbie L. Rabuck, Esq., to learn about the foster adoption process and adoption subsidies.
How parents-to-be can survive failed expectant mother matches, changes to country programs, foster placements that do not lead to adoption, and other potential heartaches along the way.
Adoptive Families supports a year-round focus on foster adoption. These web resources provide support and practical assistance for families.
During the process to adopt from the foster system, we faced a series of delays. But, at the end, we found a love that was worth the wait.
“Interstate barriers keep children in foster care, while willing parents are ignored.”
Answers to your parenting questions.
For the past four years, my wife and I have provided a temporary roost for kids blown about by a fate they didn’t deserve.
One mom opens her home — and heart — to foster children, and finds her passion.
“My boys were teens when I adopted them, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t need a mom. Even if I was only 25 at the time.”
“Adopting through foster care felt like a roller-coaster ride, but we knew that we were on the right path.”
The number of children adopted from foster care has dropped in recent years — and a new survey finds that Americans believe many myths about the process. Here are the facts, and real-life stories, that could help find more kids permanent homes.
With fost-adopt, I didn’t need to own a home or have $50,000 in the bank to become a parent.