Children Waiting for Adoption
The following resources provide information about children in foster care waiting for permanent families. Children waiting for adoption are those who have a permanency goal of adoption and/or those whose parents' rights have been terminated.
- Adopting older children
- Adopting sibling groups
- Adopting children from minority groups
- Adopting children with disabilities
The only national, federally funded photolisting service for children in foster care waiting for permanent families.
The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)
Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Data on the number of children in foster care available for adoption, how long they have been in the system, and how long they have been waiting for adoptive families.
A Child Is Waiting: A Step by Step Guide to Adoption
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Offers basic information and resources to those considering adopting a child from foster care.
State Adoption Exchange Websites
Links to adoption exchange websites sponsored by State child welfare agencies.
State Adoption Photolisting Websites
Links to photolisting services featuring children waiting for adoption in State foster care systems.