Adopt A Child in Need

You can give a child what we all want: a sense of belonging, a place to call home and lifelong family connections.

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The Need for Adoptive Parents

On any given day in Vermont, there are about 140 children waiting for families to adopt them. Most are school-aged, many have special needs and some are part of a sibling group who want to stay together.


The Waiting Children


Who Can Apply

Applicants:

  • Must be at least 21
  • Can be single, married, living with a partner, or joined through civil union
  • Must have a valid adoption home study or Vermont foster care license

Applications are considered regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, race, religion, or sexual orientation.


Learn More

Adoption Assistance for Children Involved With DCF
Agreement for Post-Adoption Contact or Communications
Provide Permanency
Vermont Adoption Consortium


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Contact Project Family at 1-800-746-7000 or Toni.Yandow@partner.vermont.gov.


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