Information About Adoption

Information and resources for anyone interested in adoption.

Adopt KS Kids partners with child welfare agencies across the state to recruit and support families who are interested in adoption from foster care.

Many children are adopted by relatives, non-relative kin such as teachers or family friends, or foster parents. Others continue to wait. Currently about 500 Kansas children are in foster care waiting to be adopted. The children are of all ages, races, ethnic groups, and socio-economic backgrounds. The majority of these children are age 12 and older, have two or more siblings, or have special needs.

For more information about how to get started, the adoption process, and additional resources, register your family to be connected with our team of adoption professionals! Registration is located in the top right corner of your page.

Guide to Foster or Adoption

Interested in becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent? Review our Guide to Foster or Adoption below to see which path might be best for you!

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One of the first major steps to becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent in Kansas is to find a Child Placing Agency to support your family’s journey. Explore our partnered agencies to learn more.

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Introduction to Adopt Kansas Kids

Curious about who we are and what we do? Meet our Adoption Exchange Program Manager, Corey, as she introduces Adopt Kansas Kids and work we are doing to support adoption from foster care in Kansas!

Getting Started
The Matching Process
Understanding a Child’s Level of Needs




Understanding the Information Sharing Continuum
The Importance of Connection
KPARC Overview