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


Friday, September 16

Permanent Connections for Teens

Denise Rice LCSW, LAC has been collaborating, training, supporting, and partnering with those in Child Welfare and Mental Health for over 15 years. Whether as a...



Thursday, October 13

Heart Gallery Youth Reception & Celebration

An evening of celebration and activities. Beginning at 5pm with a Youth Reception of family friendly activities for waiting children and a celebration of...


Classes & Trainings

September 14 at 6:00pm MST


Colorado Adoption Information Class

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

September 15 at 6:00pm MST


CHOICE Orientation Webinar

Registration is now open.

September 16 at 9:30am MST

September 21 at 6:30pm MST


Foster Care Adoption Orientation (Webinar)

You are invited to participate in a webinar presented by Jessica Hartwig, Adoption... read more

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.

View our Impact Summary >