Adopting a Waiting Child

Two service members with their adopted son.

Thousands of children of all races and ages are available and waiting to be adopted by loving families. These children often have special needs and will benefit from supportive, patient parents. If you're exploring adoption, choosing a waiting child can be a wonderful way to start or grow your family.

Most of these "waiting" children are currently living in foster care or in orphanages in foreign countries. If you're thinking about providing a loving home for another child, you may want to consider adopting a "waiting child."

As with any major life decision, it's important to be fully informed so you can feel confident about providing a nurturing home for the long term.

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