The basics of how to adopt: kinds of adoption, costs and fees, who can adopt, and more resources to help you get started on the road to adoptive parenting.
- Adoption Costs & Fees
Get an idea of the highs and lows for different types of adoption, plus information on costs that might be incurred in independent adoptions, and how to handle them.
- Are You Ready? [Self-evaluation]
Questions for you (and your spouse or partner) to help clarify your thoughts about adopting.
- Glossary of Terms
Definitions of terms commonly used in connection with adoption and foster care, for quick reference.
- Legal Options for Caregivers
When substitute care for children is needed, options include adoption, guardianship, legal custody, and others. Learn what each involves and state restrictions.
- Coming to Terms with Infertility Issues
Making sure you're ready to move ahead with adoption.
- Types of Adoption
A crash course in adoption.
- Who Can Adopt?
You don't have to own your own home, or be married to adopt. And for more specific resources:
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