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Meet the Children

Who are the children who wait? The children who wait are the survivors of abuse and neglect. They are school aged children, siblings, children of color and children with disabilities. Each of them waits for adoption and there are more than 114,000 of them across the country. These children live in a series of foster and group homes for an average of three years. There they wait while they hope for the stability of an adoptive family.

When you are considering adopting a child with special needs we recommend that you take advantage of any specialized training available to equip you with the understanding and knowledge necessary to manage those challenges.

Children's Gallery

Meet a child who's right for your family.

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Heart Galleries

Heart Gallery portraits promote adoption awareness across the country.

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Waiting Child Update

A weekly update of children recently registered with The Adoption Exchange.

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Hosting and Mentoring

Developing permanent relationships dramatically improves the outcomes for older youth in the foster care system.

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Colorado Matching Events

One of the ways that The Adoption Exchange helps connect Colorado youth and families is through "Matching Events." These events are generally held monthly within the Denver Metro Region.

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Adoption Information Booklet

The Adoption Exchange has compiled a helpful introduction to the world of adoption.