How to Adopt:
State Adoption Info
We encourage you to get approved (certified) to foster or adopt within your state. Looking over all sources of information can help you best understand the process in your state. A generic roadmap of what is involved gives the curious beginner some idea of the certification process in all states. Specific state-wide information on how to become approved is available at each of the state web sites below and from your state’s guidance page at AdoptUsKids. Training, Home Studies, and Certification are usually available through a local private adoption agency or through local county child welfare offices.