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Adopt A Child in Need

Give a child what we all want: a sense of belonging, a place to call home & lifelong family connections.

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

Meet some of the children waiting for their forever families

Who Can Apply


  • 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.

Get The Adoption Process Started

Contact Project Family at 1-800-746-7000 or

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Reach Out If You Adopted A Child & Have Questions.

Call (802) 241-0876 or email if you have questions about adoption, Medicaid, adoption assistance, post-permanency services and more.project family logo

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