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.
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.
The Basics of Foster Care Adoption
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.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Foster Care Adoption
There are many misconceptions about adopting from foster care. Are children juvenile delinquents? Is it free? Two legal experts separate fact from fiction.
“My 10-Year-Old Nephew’s Adoption Day”
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.
Foster Adoption Cost Breakdown
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 Steps to Fost/Adopt
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.
A Child to Love
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.
“Why We Chose Foster Adoption”
Foster adoption was right for these three families. Read their stories to find out why.
Foster Adoption: Fast Facts
More and more families are starting to consider foster care. Find out why.
View the Foster Adoption Webinar Replay
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.
Surviving a Winding Road to Adoption
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.
Foster Adoption Resources
Adoptive Families supports a year-round focus on foster adoption. These web resources provide support and practical assistance for families.
“Waiting for Joseph”
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.
Impassable Borders to Interstate Foster Adoption
“Interstate barriers keep children in foster care, while willing parents are ignored.”
Ask AF: Explaining Foster Care
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.
Safe Haven: Finding Homes for Children Through Foster Care
One mom opens her home — and heart — to foster children, and finds her passion.
“Adopting Teenagers From Foster Care”
“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 Infants Through Foster Care”
“Adopting through foster care felt like a roller-coaster ride, but we knew that we were on the right path.”
Fostering Positive Perceptions
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.