Adoption & Foster Care

Considering adopting or fostering a child? Learn the ins and outs of the adoption process and the foster care system in your state, including facts on domestic and international adoption, tips on finding an agency, and a breakdown of the cost of fostering or adopting a child.

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These PSAs Show the Beauty and Importance of Adopting Teens From Foster Care
Each year, more than 23,000 teens age out of the U.S. foster care system. This 17-year-old campaign is trying to change that statistic.
'Close' Relative to Adopt Baby of Deputies Who Will Be Laid to Rest Together After Tragic Deaths
Florida sheriff's deputies Clayton Osteen, 24, and Victoria Pacheco died by suicide within days of each other.
1-Month-Old Baby Orphaned After Both Parents Die by Suicide Within Days of Each Other
Clayton Osteen, 24, and Victoria Pacheco were both St. Lucie County Sheriff deputies and shared a one-month-old son named Jayce.
Planning to Foster a Child for the First Time? Here's What You Need to Know About Managing Finances
Planning home visits and getting licensed is a necessary but time-consuming process, and soon-to-be foster parents need to be prepared—physically, emotionally, and financially. 
Hamilton's Miguel Cervantes' Family Suffered a Devastating Loss. How They're Finding 'Joy' in Adoption
Kelly and Miguel Cervantes and their son Jackson, 9, faced the unimaginable when daughter Adelaide died in 2019. Now, they're working through an international adoption — and all the emotions that come with it

More Adoption & Foster Care

I'm a Single Foster Mom—Here's How I Budget for Retirement, Meals and More
Three single foster moms share how they've saved for retirement, funded their kids' sports and activities, saved on weekly grocery runs, paid for vacations, and more.
Colin Kaepernick's Netflix Series, 'Colin in Black & White,' Sheds Light on Transracial Adoption
The series follows Kaepernick's early life as a Black teen raised by well-intentioned, yet colorblind, white parents and sparks conversation about the cultural needs of Black adopted children.
Why Are Queer Parents Still Paying for Second-Parent Adoption?

Second-parent adoption, also known as co-parent adoption, confirmative adoption, or step-parent adoption, is intrusive and expensive. Why are so many LGBTQ+ couples still forced to do it?