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.
Helping Foster and Adoptive Families
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.
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.
New York State Foster Parent's Guide to Adoption (PDF - 1,382 KB)
Welfare Research, Inc., New York State Office of Children and Family Services (2007)
Describes New York state adoption requirements and procedures for foster parents who are considering adopting the children in their care.