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 wiith compelling exhibits introducing children who are waiting to be adopted by their "forever" families. Learn more

Special Events


Wednesday, May 11

Perspectives on Adoption Annual Adoption Conference

Scholarships Scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis.  If you have adopted through DCFS contact your post adoption worker.  All...



Friday, May 13

Bubbles & Baubles

Bubbles&Baubles, a stylish happy hour to start off your weekend. Please join us at Grand Salon for fashions from Project Style and costume...

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Classes & Trainings

May 3 at 10:00am MST


Mental Health Diagnoses of Children Who Have Been Adopted

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May 4 at 10:00am MST


Parenting the Traumatized Child

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May 5 at 9:30am MST


Severe Behavior Problems in Adoption: Explosive, Aggressive Mood Disorders

Please Note: This is a training for professionals working with children The $25 registration... read more

May 6 at 9:30am MST

How We Connect Children and Families


Children have joined their families since 1983


Children have families, since January 1, 2016


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.

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