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State Requirements

Foster Care and Adoption Requirements for all 50 States

When considering foster care or adoption of any type, the most important first step is prayer. If, after earnest prayer and reflection, you feel called to pursue foster care or adoption from foster care, the next step would be to determine whether you meet your state’s requirements.

To learn about local rules and resources, and to find agencies in your state, use the link below:

https://adoptuskids.org/adoption-and-foster-care/how-to-adopt-and-foster/state-information

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