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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.


How to Adopt Information by State

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  
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. (March 2009)
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 Adoption Resource Exchange (All pages also available in Spanish)
Michigan:   Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange
Minnesota: Minnesota Adoption Resource Network  
Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Human Services  
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 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: NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network  
North Dakota: North Dakota Department of Human Services  
Ohio: Adopt Ohio  
Oklahoma: Oklahoma Department of Human Services  The Adoption Exchange (Place a check mark next to Oklahoma)
Oregon: Oregon Adoption Services Northwest Adoption Exchange-Oregon
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
Rhode Island: Adoption Rhode Island  
South Carolina: 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  
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  
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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