Older Child Adoption

Older child adoption, also known as foster care adoption, is the fastest growing form of adoption in the United States. At the Adoption & Foster Care Expo, you will hear from parents who adopted from foster care, child welfare professionals, and even former foster youth on the experiences that surround older child adoption. Organizations ranging from private non-profit adoption agencies to public departments of social services will be available to answer questions about the process and begin your family’s journey toward adopting an older child.