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Adoption Information By State    

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If you need information on how to become approved to adopt visit your state web site below or AdoptUsKids, a national photolisting of children waiting for adoption. We encourage you to get approved to adopt within your state as soon as possible.

Note: Whenever possible links below point directly to adoption Information in your state and to your state's photolisting of children waiting for adoption. Many states include their adoption information in the states photolisting of children waiting for adoption. These adoption exchanges provide pictures and brief descriptions of the children. These children are waiting in the states foster care programs.

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National Photolisting

AdoptUsKids is a national photolisting of children waiting for adoption. AdoptUsKids is searchable by state. Note: Not all states photolist their children in AdoptUsKids and some states do not list all of their waiting children. In addition to AdoptUsKids, please review your states photolisting below.

State How to Adopt Information by State Photolistings of Children Waiting for Adoption in my State
Note: You need a current approved adoptive home study to adopt from any state.
Alabama: Alabama Department of Human Resources Alabama Department of Human Resources-Waiting Children
Alaska: Alaska Office of Children Services

Alaska Center for Resource Families
Northwest Adoption Exchange-Alaska
Arizona: Arizona Department of Economic Security Meet Arizona's Waiting Children- Photo-listed on AdoptUsKids - Select Arizona in your search
Arkansas: Arkansas Department of Human Services Arkansas Adoption Resource Exchange
California: Children and Family Services Division-Adoptions California Kids Connection
Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Nation  
Colorado: Change a Life Forever The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Colorado)
Connecticut: Office of Foster Care and Adoption Services (OFAS)  
Delaware: State of Delaware  
District of Columbia: DC Child and Family Services Agency  
Florida: Florida Department of Children and Families Explore Adoption  
Georgia: It's My Turn Now Georgia It's My Turn Now Georgia - Photolistings of Available Children
Wednesday's Child, Pictures and Videos of Georgia Children
Hawaii: State of Hawaii Currently does not have a photolisting of children. (May 2014)
Idaho: Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare Northwest Adoption Exchange-Idaho

Idaho Wednesday"s Child / SNAPS, Inc.
Illinois: Adoption Information Center of Illinois (AICI)  
Indiana: Indiana's Adoption Program  
Iowa: Iowa Kids Net  
Kansas: Adopt Kansas Kids  
Kentucky: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services SNAPS- Special Needs Adoption Program
Louisiana: Department of Children and Family Services
Louisiana Adoption Information
DCFS Child Listings
Maine: Maine Government-How Do I Adopt?  
Maryland: Maryland Department of Human Resources  
Massachusetts: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (All pages also available in Spanish)
Michigan: Michigan Department of Human Services Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange
Minnesota: Minnesota Department of Human Services Minnesota Adoption Resource Network
Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Human Services Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange
Missouri: Missouri Dept. of Social Services The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Missouri)
Montana: Department of Public Health & Human Services  
Nebraska: Nebraska Health and Human Services System  
Nevada: Nevada Division of Child and family Services The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Nevada)
New Hampshire: New Hampshire DHHS DCYF How To Adopt Children Awaiting Adoption
New Jersey: New Jersey Dept. of Children and Families  
New Mexico: New Mexico Children, Youth and Families The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to New Mexico)
New York:   New York State, The Adoption Album
North Carolina: North Carolina Division of Social Services Foster Child Adoption in North Carolina
North Dakota: North Dakota Department of Human Services  
Ohio: Adopt Ohio Ohio County Listing
The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website
Athens County Childrens Services
Stark County JFS
Franklin County
Lorain County Childrens Services
Mahoning County Childrens Services
Sandusky County
Summit County
Montgomery County
Lake County
Hamilton County
Licking County JFS
Trumbull County Children Services
Greene County Children Services
Hancock County JFS
Fairfield County JFS
Oklahoma: Oklahoma Department of Human Services  The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Oklahoma)
Oregon: Oregon DHS Northwest Adoption Exchange
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
Rhode Island: Adoption Rhode Island Adoption Rhode Island
South Carolina: South Carolina Dept. of Social Services South Carolina Dept. of Social Services
South Dakota: Dept. of Social Services The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to South Dakota)
Tennessee: Resource Exchange for Adoptable Children in Tennessee  
Texas: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Texas Adoption Resource Exchange
Utah: Utah's Adoption Connection The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Utah)
Vermont: Vermont DCF Vermont DCF
Virginia: Virginia Dept. of Social Services
Washington: Washington State Dept. Of Social and Health Services Northwest Adoption Exchange-Washington
West Virginia: Adopt a West Virginia Child Browse West Virginia's Waiting Children
Wisconsin: Adoption Resources of Wisconsin Wisconsin's Waiting Kids
Wyoming:        State of Wyoming The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Wyoming)

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We have found this program beneficial in finding families for our children. We ask that as you view the children, consider that they live in our communities. Respect their right to privacy, and be aware that they may attend school or church, or play at the local park with your children and relatives. The availability of their pictures leaves our children recognizable and vulnerable to negative attention. Although we strive to protect them, we need your help. Thank you!

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