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Ten Step Overview | National Adoption Center

Being here is a good first step. Read through all of the information available here and in the All About Adoption sections. Check out our online course "Foster Family to Forever Family".

You may also want to look for books and magazines about adoption at...

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What is Foster Care | National Adoption Center

Many of us have heard about the foster care system. Much of what we have heard focuses on the negative aspects of foster care and foster parents. Some of what we have heard is incorrect.

What the foster care system is: a temporary arrangement in which adults provide for the care of a child or children whose birthparent is unable to care for them. Foster care is not where juvenile delinquents go. It is where children go when their parents cannot, for a variety of reasons,...

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Adoption Statistics | National Adoption Center

For FY 2012, 399,546 children were served by the foster care...

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Foster Family to Forever Family | National Adoption Center

Foster Family to Forever Family

Foster Family to Forever Family is avaliable for purchase for $10. You...

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For Families | National Adoption Center

The Center has programs and services to help you find the information you need to support your family.

AdoptSpeak is a...

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Success Stories | National Adoption Center

Success Stories

Sofia is a young woman with bubbly personality and this year she found her forever family.

For a time she was living in a foster home with a family who provided her with stability and love, yet Sofia struggled to excel in school and overcome her personal complications. Her adoption team searched her...

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