Locating an agency to assist you in building your family through adoption should take into account your family's personal preferences regarding the adoption services provided by that agency. While there are overarching characteristics that should be true of any agency, there are different qualities that families might find important. Find information in this section on identifying an adoption agency for domestic or intercountry adoption.
Adoption Service Provider Search
U.S. Department of State
Allows for a search of adoption service providers that are able to provide adoption services in connection with Hague intercountry adoption cases.
How to Assess the Reputation of Licensed, Private Adoption Agencies
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2004)
Provides steps that will help prospective adoptive parents assess the reputation of licensed, private adoption agencies.
State Adoption and Foster Care Information
Provides adoption agency contacts and other information by State.