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Adoption is a life-changing experience for everyone involved. For over 75 years we've brought families together, while supporting the child, birth parents, and adoptive parents along the way.

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Adoption is not a single event

Adoption is a journey, not a single event. Adoption is both a legal and emotional process, as families build bonds of love, commitment, and attachment.

It takes planning to find the path that suits you. It takes preparation to navigate the inevitable twists and turns of parenting. While it’s not always easy, the rewards are great, and you will not be alone.

We’re here to walk with you as you travel toward your ultimate goal of welcoming a child into your family. It will be life-changing for all of you.

Factors to consider for adoption

Consider the Child's Age

Adopting an infant occurs soon after the child is born.

Children in need of adoption internationally range from toddler to pre-teen.

The average age of a child in foster care waiting to be adopted is 7 years old.

Consider the Financial Cost

Foster care adoption offers the lowest cost of adoption.

The middle range is infant adoption.

The highest cost is international adoption.


Consider the Waiting Period

International adoption can take as little as 12–15 months.

Foster care adoption typically takes 18–24 months.

The average time for infant adoption can range from 1–3 years.

Falling in love with Mallory

When Lisa Marie decided to adopt a teenager through foster care, she realized there was no guide for how to fall in love with her daughter.

We’re a team: How to advocate for your child

Knowing at least some of your child’s foster or adoption history helps teachers address their needs at school.

We can work together to help this child

A foster mom shares how and why she began building relationships with her foster kids’ parents, and the difference that trust has made for everyone.

Resources you can rely on

You deserve information you can trust. Explore our collection of articles and blogs designed to help you and your family thrive.

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When you’re ready to take the next step, we'll connect you with an adoption specialist in your area. You'll also be emailed a packet of additional information.

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