Adoption

Children grow best in families

More than 102,000 U.S. children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. These are children who have been abused or neglected, and cannot return to their birth families.

Meet children who need a family

Since 2005, KVC has matched over 4,000 children with loving adoptive families. We would be honored to help you become an adoptive family as well.

KVC officially provides adoption services in Kansas and West Virginia. We also play a facilitating role in child adoptions in Nebraska and Kentucky. Search profiles of children available for adoption through KVC, or search nationwide through Adopt U.S. Kids.

Why adopt a child from U.S. foster care?

There is a myth that it’s easier and faster to adopt internationally than from U.S. foster care. The reality is that in 2011, there were 51,000 children adopted through U.S. foster care while less than 10,000 were adopted by U.S. citizens from all international sources combined.

On average, it takes roughly six months to a year to adopt a child from the U.S. foster care system. Most domestic adoptions are free and any minimal costs associated with them are often reimbursable.

Who can adopt?

Requirements vary by state, but in general: Adoptive parents can be single or married. You don’t need your own home; have children already; or be young, wealthy or a stay-at-home parent to adopt.

Families interested in adopting a child in state custody typically must:

  • Complete free training classes
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Pass background checks, and
  • Be able to provide a stable and loving home for a child or children who have experienced abuse and neglect

View children waiting to be adopted through KVC, and please, help us spread the word!