Foster Adoption: Fast Facts

Foster Adoption: Fast Facts

Find resources for foster adoption, personal stories by families who adopted foster children, and links to national organizations to help you get started. ...

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Adopting from Foster Care – Answers to Common Questions

Adopting from Foster Care – Answers to Common Questions

101,840 children in the U.S. foster-care system are waiting for permanent homes. Could you be the perfect parent to one of them? ...

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Personal Story: “Despite the Emotional Risks, Fost-Adopt Felt Right For Me”

Personal Story: “Despite the Emotional Risks, Fost-Adopt Felt Right For Me”

Despite the emotional risks, foster adoption was the best option for me. ...

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The Legalities of Foster Care

The Legalities of Foster Care

Two attorneys advise on laws that govern the rights of foster children and foster parents, and the adoption of children from foster care. ...

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Personal Story: “Working Toward Reunification with Our Foster Daughter’s Birth Parents, We Fell in Love”

Personal Story: “Working Toward Reunification with Our Foster Daughter’s Birth Parents, We Fell in Love”

In this excerpt from her moving memoir, Another Mother, Sarah Gerstenzang relates her often painful, yet life-affirming path as mother to a waiting child. ...

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Families Share: “Why We Chose Foster Adoption”

Families Share: “Why We Chose Foster Adoption”

Foster adoption was right for these three families. Read their stories to find out why. ...

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Introduction to International Adoption

Introduction to International Adoption

There are many children throughout the world who need parents, and many parents still consider international adoption to be their first choice. ...

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Personal Story: “Becoming a Mom and Starting the Second Half of My Life”

Personal Story: “Becoming a Mom and Starting the Second Half of My Life”

A hard-working, 40+-year-old woman—former anchor for Court TV and an adjunct professor in journalism at New York—adopts a child from foster care. ...

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International Adoption: Fast Facts

International Adoption: Fast Facts

A quick introduction summary of international adoption, fast facts and statistics for the top countries, and links to individual country profiles. ...

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Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

I thought I understood the challenges of adopting an older child. I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she’d be frightened b ...

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