The name for an adoption professional who attempts to locate suitable homes for children
waiting for adoption is an adoption recruiter. As such, they perform a service for
children who need a forever family by guiding families through the home study process
so that they might be eligible for an adoption. Recruiters and state child welfare agencies
provide Heart Gallery of America (among others) with information about children waiting
for adoption. Most are non-profit organizations. A few operate adoption exchanges where
children can be listed for adoption.
The following are larger national recruiters in the United States: