Children Waiting To Get Adopted In The United States

There are more than 100,000 children in the US foster care system who are waiting to be adopted.

Sadly, each year, 23,000 kids age out of the system without ever experiencing the basic privilege of having a stable, loving family.

This map shows the number of children in each state who are waiting. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child?

Learn more at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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