Adoption Overview

Info graphic showing approximately 81.5 million Americans have considered adoption.* If just 1 in 500 of these adults adopted, every waiting child in foster care would have a permanent family.Approximately 81.5 million Americans have considered adoption.* If just 1 in 500 of these adults adopted, every waiting child in foster care would have a permanent family.

When children in out-of-home care cannot be safety reunited with their primary families, SAFY provides services and support to match them to adoptive homes. Our services encourage adoption out of the foster care system when adoption promotes the best permanency option for the child.

* Statistics are from the National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey, commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and conducted by Harris Interactive, June 2013.