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


Thursday, March 23

Nevada’s Big Give 2017

Waiting is Hard The Issue 4,485 Nevada children are in foster care 1,998 Nevada children in foster care are waiting for adoption 259* Nevada children will leave foster...



Thursday, March 30

Love Utah Give Utah 2017

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, show your generosity by using the Love UT Give UT online giving platform to connect with your favorite nonprofit organizations. This 24-hour...


Classes & Trainings

March 23 at 6:00pm MST


CHOICE Orientation Webinar

Registration is now open.

March 23 at 6:00pm MST


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Advanced Course

This is an advanced FASD training for individuals who have completed an... read more

March 29 at 12:00pm MST


Parenting Transracially Webinar

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

April 5 at 4:30pm MST


A Day for Wednesday's Child Family Appreciation Event

Please join us in celebration of YOU!  In partnership with CBS4, we would... read more

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 >