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About Children in Foster Care

Children in foster care come from many different backgrounds. They are of all different races, genders, and ages, from infants to young adults. Many are older or part of a sibling set that needs to be placed together. They may have varying physical, mental and emotional needs.

However, all of these children have a few things in common: They have been placed in foster care, through no fault of their own, due to issues like abuse, neglect and abandonment. In many cases, they have been removed from everything that is familiar to them, including their families, homes, friends, schools and communities. They have all experienced some degree of trauma and loss. And all of them need safe, loving homes, whether through temporary foster care or adoption.

Below, learn more about the various children awaiting adoption in foster care so you can better envision the types of adoption opportunities that might be right for your family. Whether you are looking to adopt a toddler or a teenager, a sibling group or even a relative who has entered foster care, the information below will help you get started.

Who Are the Foster Children for Adoption?

Who Are the Foster Children for Adoption?

The foster children for adoption in the U.S. are of all different ages, races and backgrounds and have differing needs. Understanding more about the foster kids...

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Adopting an Older Child or Teenager from Foster Care

Adopting an Older Child or Teenager from Foster Care

Thinking about adopting an older child from foster care? Learn more about the unique benefits and challenges of adopting an older child or teen, how to...

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Adopting a Toddler from Foster Care

Adopting a Toddler from Foster Care

If you’re thinking about adopting a toddler or younger child through foster care, you’ll want to read this guide. Learn more about the unique benefits and...

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Adopting an Infant from Foster Care

Adopting an Infant from Foster Care

Is it possible to adopt a baby through foster care? Learn why it can be difficult to adopt a healthy infant from foster care, how you...

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Adopting a Sibling Group from Foster Care

Adopting a Sibling Group from Foster Care

Adopting a sibling group from foster care is a big decision, but it’s one that can make a big impact on the lives of those children....

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Adopting a Special Needs Child from Foster Care

Adopting a Special Needs Child from Foster Care

Thinking about adopting a “special needs” child from foster care? First, learn about what children qualify as having “special needs,” find out the differences with this...

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Adopting a Family Member from Foster Care

Adopting a Family Member from Foster Care

If a young family member enters foster care, you might be considering adopting him or her. Is adopting a family member from foster care right for...

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