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Child Welfare Gateway

The Child Welfare Gateway, has an excellent section FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS, which includes the following topics:

  • Getting Started
  • What to Expect in the Adoption Process
  • Funding and Financial Assistance
  • Legal Considerations for Prospective Adoptive Parents
  • Types of Adoption
  • Types of Adoptive Families
  • Issues Common to Adopted Children
  • Understanding Potential Challenges

Under Getting Started, there is a link to a wonderful guide developed by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption titled A Child is Waiting—A Beginner’s Guide to Adoption, which offers basic information and resources to prospective adoptive parents considering adopting a child from foster care.