The Wait is Over!

Since 1983, 7,936 children have joined their families

143 have families, since January 1, 2015

  • 57% belong to a minority group
  • 78% are 9 years old or older
  • 40% are 14 years old or older

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south dakota programs


Many children are in the custody of the South Dakota foster care system and are eligible and waiting for a permanent home.

The children who wait are the survivors of abuse and neglect. They are school-aged children, brothers and sisters, children of color and those with disabilities. These children live in a series of foster and group homes. There they wait. They hope for the stability and love of an adoptive family.

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Finding Families

The Adoption Exchange provides a number of effective and innovative programs to connect waiting children with adoptive families.

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For more information or to help answer questions you can always contact
The Adoption Exchange at 1-800-451-5246.