Tens of thousands of children are waiting to be adopted into families at any given time. In the United States, children are eligible for adoption through the foster care system once courts have terminated their parents’ parental rights. Additionally, children—and often infants—are adopted domestically through private adoption agencies once parents legally relinquish their rights. These adoptions take place outside of the foster care system. American families also adopt children internationally through private or government agencies. Each country establishes their specific intercountry adoption eligibility, requirements, and processes. Final information on this page about the children available for adoption, including national and State photolistings of children waiting to find permanent homes through the foster care system.
Search AdoptUSKids Photolisting
Gives access to the only national database of thousands of children available for adoption.
National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides contact information for public adoption agencies by State.