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How Do I Adopt?

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Ready to take the next step? Get your questions answered, separate fact and fiction, and learn the steps to adopt a child living in foster care.

How Do I start?

Attending an orientation session is the best way to start the adoption process. Follow the 10 steps to understand what to expect, from your first call until your child's adoption is complete. 

Facts and Fiction

You have questions? We have answers. Find out how few barriers to adoption there really are.

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