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 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.

Cost to Adopt: The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

Looking to welcome a child into your home? 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. 

The Truth About Adoption

Considering adopting a child? Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, weighs in on adoption misconceptions.

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The Adoption Process: Agency vs. Independent Adoption

Find out the differences between agency adoption and independent adoption to determine the method of adopting that best suits your needs.

All About Adoption Home Studies

Here's what to expect when your life is under examination during an adoption home study, plus a checklist to prepare and tips for passing.

Stepparent Adoption: How to Start the Process

Learn the laws, costs and forms you'll need when it comes to adopting a stepchild.