Adoption & Foster Care

Considering adopting or fostering a child? Learn the ins and outs of the adoption process and the foster care system in your state, including facts on domestic and international adoption, tips on finding an agency, and a breakdown of the cost of fostering or adopting a child.

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Russian Invasion of Ukraine Halts International Adoptions, Leaving Adoptive Parents Desperate to Know Kids Are Safe
Hundreds of U.S. families are currently in the process of trying to adopt children from Ukraine, but the Russian-launched war has stalled their efforts and put kids' lives at risk.
Why Transracial Adoptees Need to Be Immersed in Black History as Children
Black adoptees raised by parents without shared cultural history can feel isolated being brought up in a colorblind environment. For them, learning their Black history is a necessary act of love.
These PSAs Show the Beauty and Importance of Adopting Teens From Foster Care
Each year, more than 23,000 teens age out of the U.S. foster care system. This 17-year-old campaign is trying to change that statistic.
Planning to Foster a Child for the First Time? Here's What You Need to Know About Managing Finances
Planning home visits and getting licensed is a necessary but time-consuming process, and soon-to-be foster parents need to be prepared—physically, emotionally, and financially. 

More Adoption & Foster Care

I'm a Single Foster Mom—Here's How I Budget for Retirement, Meals and More
Three single foster moms share how they've saved for retirement, funded their kids' sports and activities, saved on weekly grocery runs, paid for vacations, and more.
Colin Kaepernick's Netflix Series, 'Colin in Black & White,' Sheds Light on Transracial Adoption
The series follows Kaepernick's early life as a Black teen raised by well-intentioned, yet colorblind, white parents and sparks conversation about the cultural needs of Black adopted children.
What Foster Parents Need To Know About Adopting and Affirming a Queer Child

The key is and will continue to be for foster parents to listen, learn, and practice empathy for kids in the LGBTQ+ community.