Frequently Asked Questions

Why are children in foster care?

Children in foster care have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or the loss of their parents.


Who are the children in care?

Most children in foster care are over the age of 8 or are available for adoption with their siblings.


Is it expensive to adopt?

Adopting from foster care has little to no cost. Health care and college tuition is covered in some states.


Who can adopt?

Most states allow couples, single parents and gay/lesbian parents to adopt from foster care.


Am I too old to adopt?

There is no upper age limit to adopt. Empty nesters and retirees are highly encouraged to apply.


How long is the adoption process?

Families are generally approved to adopt within six to eight months. Then, the matching process begins!