Adoption & Foster Care

World Wise Care offers an array of services to both families and child welfare professionals. From tips and resources to an extensive database of children in U.S. foster care available for adoption and families who are home studied and approved to adopt them. We have what you need right here to make your journey through foster care and adoption successful.

State Adoption & Foster Care Information


Map of the United States

Maryland Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Maryland Delaware Delaware Rhode Island Rhode Island New York Connecticut Connecticut New Jersey New Jersey Massachusetts Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire New Hampshire Vermont Vermont West Virginia Pennsylvania Puerto Rico (En Espanol) Ohio Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Guam Cherokee Nation Florida Georgia Alabama Mississippi Tennessee Kentucky Indiana Michigan Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Louisiana Arkansas Missouri Iowa Minnesota Alaska Hawaii Texas Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Washington Montana Wyoming Colorado New Mexico Utah Arizona Nevada California Oregon Idaho

Select your State, Territory, or Tribe if you want information on getting licensed to foster or adopt.

Select a child’s State, Territory, or Tribe if you’re already licensed to adopt and considering adopting a child from another jurisdiction. This will provide you with general information on any differences between your State, Territory, or Tribe’s adoption requirements and the child’s.

If you’re looking for international adoption and foster care information, see information on international adoption resources.


Helping Foster and Adoptive Families 

We’re here to help you whether you’re just starting the process to foster or adopt, waiting for a placement, or looking for post-adoption resources.

If you can’t find an answer or the information you need below, we have a staff of adoption specialists ready to connect you with the resources you need. All you have to do is contact us.

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