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How to Adopt Webpage

Below are handouts created by the Adoptive Families of the Capital Region .The information sheets have helped prospective adoptive parents when interviewing adoption professionals about services provided. AFCR created these handouts in an effort to provide guidance in helping prospective parents make informed decisions concerning adoption.  
Also on this page are helpful links on how to afford an adoption
international adoption, and foster care adoption. 

AFCR Handouts
2012 Adoption Fair Program
Glossary of Adoption Terms
Information on Adoption Home Studies
Information on Openness in Adoption
Information on Domestic Waiting (Foster) Child Adoption
Information on Domestic Infant Agency Adoption
Information on Domestic Private (Independent) Adoption
Information on International Adoption

The Adoptive Families Magazine has an Adoption Guide which had a wealth of information on the adoption process and resources.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Website on Adoption Costs and Affording Adoption 

Waiting Child (Foster Care) Publications

How to Adopt Guide 
Published by the Dave Thomas Foundation

A Self-Assessment Guide for Prospective Adoptive & Foster Parents
An AdoptUsKids publication

Foster Care & Adoption Self- Assessment Guide
An Iowa Kids publication

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Adoption, Foster Care & Kinship Publications

US State Department Handouts on International Adoption 

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption- A Guide for Prospective Adoptive Parents

Hague vs Non-Hague Adoption Process 

Prospective adoptive parents are strongly encouraged to talk to a variety of individuals and to read adoption related material to learn about adoption and adoption laws prior to beginning an adoption plan.  AFCR expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability of use of information provided at AFCR events, non-AFCR events and resources mentioned in AFCR workshops, newsletters and website.