Children in foster care who cannot safely return to their families can become available for adoption. The following resources provide information about adopting children from foster care. Resources include State and local examples.
Foster Care Adoption
Adoption Learning Partners
Offers courses to help provide families with information about pursuing a foster care adoption.
About Adoption From Foster Care
Provides resources and information for families starting the process to foster or adopt, waiting for a placement, or looking for post-adoption resources.
Resources for Parents Adopting From Foster Care
Adoptive Families Magazine
Includes a collection of resources for prospective foster or adoptive parents and links to national organizations working to find homes for waiting children in the United States.
A Guide for Foster & Kinship Foster Families in Vermont (PDF - 1,741 KB)
Vermont Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division (2017)
Provides an overview of Vermont adoption requirements and procedures for parents who are considering adoption children from foster care.
Guides & Manuals for Resource Parents About Adoption
State Guides & Manuals Search
Offers State-specific information to educate parents about the process of adopting from foster care.