There are children and teens in the custody of your local child welfare/social service
agencies, as well as children throughout the United States, waiting for a permanent
family. Adoption through foster care involves application to a local agency, completing
parent training and having a favorable foster care/adoption home study. At that time, you will be
placed on the waiting list. While waiting, you may also want to view profiles of waiting children
throughout the US. Once a child is placed into your home, you may be eligible for a monthly stipend
during the adjustment phase and a subsidy to provide for the child’s medical, emotional and
academic needs, once the adoption is finalized.