Adoption Photolisting

An adoption photolisting is a collection of photographs and information about children awaiting families in the U.S. foster care system and, where permitted by law, in a foreign country. Print photolistings, compiled by each state and sometimes by counties, are made available by social workers to prospective adoptive parents for their review. Most states have also created photolistings on the Internet, making this information available to a wider audience in order to improve the children's chance of finding adoptive homes.

Internet photolistings are operated by individual states and counties, adoption exchanges (which combine children from several states or geographical areas), and by other adoption information providers on the Web.