State Requirements

Visit the links below to learn about adoption in your state

When considering adoption of any type, the most important first step is prayer.  If after praying you are interested in adoption from foster care, the next step would be to determine whether you meet your state’s requirements.   Below are links to adoption information in all 50 states.

To view pictures of some of the waiting children and youth, please visit the Heart Gallery of America web site.

 

Alabama

Adoption Checklist

Adoption Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Alaska

Guide Book

Arizona

Process

Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

Arkansas

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

California

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

Colorado

Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

Departments

Connecticut

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Delaware

Process

Agencies

District of Columbia

Process

Florida

Overview

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Georgia

Process

Agencies 

Hawaii

Process

Agencies

Idaho

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

Indiana

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

Iowa

Process

Service Center Contacts

Information for Faith Communities

Kansas

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Kentucky

Process

Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

Louisiana

Informational Booklet

Maine

Process

Agencies

Maryland

Adoption Overview

Process

Agencies

Massachusetts

Overview

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan

Adopting a Child

Minnesota

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Information Packet

Mississippi

Process

Missouri

Process

Hope for Kids event

Montana

Process

Agencies

Nebraska

Guide Book

Private Agencies

Nevada

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

New Hampshire

Process

Agencies

New Jersey

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

New Mexico

Process

New York

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

North Carolina

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

North Dakota

Process

Agencies

Ohio

Fact Sheet

Adoption Guide

Oklahoma

Adoption Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Oregon

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Pennsylvania

Be an Adoptive Parent

Frequently Asked Questions

Rhode Island

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Child Placing Agencies

South Carolina

Overview

South Dakota

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Private Agencies

Tennessee

Process

Qualifications

Texas

Process

Qualifications

Utah

Frequently Asked Questions

Information Packet

Vermont

Fact Sheet

Process

Adoption Assistance

Virginia

Steps to Adoption

Frequently Asked Questions

Agencies

Washington

Process

Agencies

West Virginia

Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Wisconsin

Overview

Agencies

Wyoming

Overview

Agencies