What is Adoption?


Providing a Family for a Child through Adoption

Adoption is a compassionate gift of family to a child or youth in need of a legal, permanent, loving relationship. Adoption is the legal process that gives children a new family when their birth families are unable to care for them. It is intended to provide children with the stability and lifelong security that comes from a permanent home. Children needing an adoptive family can be from newborn to 18 years of age, and from a variety of cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Many children have siblings and need a family who will adopt them together.