Adoption Resources

Permanency planning should be youth-led. Professionals can ask questions and provide guidance and support as young people think about and make decisions about who matters to them and what they want from life. The resources in this section will help professionals partner with youth to identify important relationships and affirm the teen’s identity development.

Spread the Word

Find resources and communications tools to spread the word about National Adoption Month.

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Permanency Planning With Youth

Find resources and tips on how to include youth voice into efforts to achieve adoption for teens in foster care.

Engaging Youth

Intended for youth who have experienced foster care and may be considering adoption. They will help you use your voice in your own case planning as well as to improve the child welfare system.

Relationship-Building Tools

Explore practice examples that may assist with building relationships with teens and helping them address adoption-related issues.


Offers insights from youth and professionals about how to engage and partner with young people.

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