Our Mission

We are the connection between the children who wait in foster care and the families who adopt. We provide expertise and support before, during, and after the adoption process.

Meet Waiting Children

Heart Galleries

Heart Gallery portraits promote adoption awareness across the country with compelling exhibits introducing children who are waiting to be adopted by their "forever" families. Learn more

Special Events


Friday, March 3

The Adoption Exchange Gala: A Place to Call Home

Please join The Adoption Exchange and emcee Ashley Kewish of KSL TV, at our Annual Gala, being held on Friday, March 3rd at The Gathering...



Saturday, March 4

Glow: A Conference for Teens

This action-packed evening for youth ages 13-18 who are adopted or currently in foster care features: 90 minutes of Arena Time (Gladiator Fusion Activities like jousting,...


Classes & Trainings

February 24 at


AdoptCare Network Training Advanced Course for Professionals

This Training Will Address: The impact of attachment on the child and family Brain... read more

March 1 at 6:00pm MST


CHOICE Orientation Webinar

Registration is now open.

March 2 at 6:00pm MST


Parenting Transracially

This course is designed for parents who are currently parenting transracially or who plan... read more

March 3 at 9:30am MST

How We Connect Children and Families


Children have joined their families since 1983


Children have families, since January 1, 2017


Children belong to a minority group


Children are 9 years or older

Where the Money Goes

The Adoption Exchange’s Impact Summaries and Annual Reports provide a snapshot of our accomplishments as we put our mission into action.

View our Annual Report >