Adoption Facts

Know the facts of adoption before you start the process. We've got you covered with info on agencies, attornies, foster care, consent, legal rights, and more.

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What Prospective Parents Need to Know About Financial Assistance for Adopting From Foster Care
120,000 kids in foster care wait for adoptive parents—and state and federal funds make the process free. If you're looking to adopt, here's what to know about adoption assistance funding.
What Is Foster Care?
Learn how foster care programs support children in need, and how the process of adopting a child from foster care works.
Gay Adoption: How to Start the Process
Looking to expand your family? Learn the laws and costs of same-sex adoption, plus tips for navigating the process of adopting a child.
The Real Cost to Adopt: The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption
If you're looking to adopt a child, there is a lot to consider financially. Here's everything you need to know about the cost of adoption.
Kids for Adoption: Facts, Statistics, and Raising Awareness
Thinking about adopting a child? Learn about the facts surrounding kids for adoption, and figure out how to participate in National Adoption Awareness Month. 
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The Truth About Adoption
Considering adopting a child? Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, weighs in on adoption misconceptions.
How to Tell Your Story to the Birthparents
Compiling the perfect portfolio for adopting a child.

Adoptive and Foster Parent Shopping List

Whether you are fostering a child or adopting a baby, consider this your preparation checklist when it comes to what to buy for your family's new arrival.