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I want to adopt. What are the requirements? How do I find a reputable adoption agency?

Child Welfare


Requirements for prospective adoptive parents vary depending on the type of adoption and agency involved. Child Welfare Information Gateway (Information Gateway), a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), offers in-depth information and resources to assist prospective adoptive parents in its Adoption Choices web section.
To help prospective adoptive parents locate a reputable adoption agency, Information Gateway’s National Adoption and Foster Care Directory allows users to search State-by-State for a list of public and licensed private agencies, as well as support groups.

Information Gateway’s publication, How to Assess the Reputation of Licensed, Private Adoption Agencies provides criteria for checking on an agency’s standing in regards to complaints, litigation, etc.