Adopting from Foster Care Guide

Considering an adoption that will make a lasting difference in a child's life.

Rachel Skousen February 25, 2015

“A baby is born with a need to be loved—and never outgrows it.”
- Frank A. Clark

There are over 400,000 foster care children in the United States currently in the foster care system. Of these foster care children, more than 100,000 are waiting to be adopted into a forever family. That’s 100,000 foster care children who need the support, stability, and unconditional love a family can provide.

We are excited that you are considering adopting one of these waiting children. Choosing to adopt from foster care will change your life—and your child’s life!—forever.

Foster adoption is never an easy process, but it is a process that adoptive parents across the world will tell you is absolutely worth it. To help you get started on this journey, we’ve put together this foster care slideshow to walk you through the basic steps that you’ll need to take in order to build your family through foster adoption.

Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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