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 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...



Wednesday, April 5

A Day for Wednesday’s Child, Colorado

Brought to you by CBS4 Denver and The Adoption Exchange Help end the wait…forever. DONATE FUNDRAISE with family and friends Check out...


Classes & Trainings

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

April 11 at 6:00pm MST


Colorado Adoption Information Class

Due to the sensitive nature of the material being discussed and our staffing accommodations,... read more

April 12 at 6:00pm MST


While You Wait

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 >