Our Adoption & Foster Video Series

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We created this page to educate you on the the adoption and foster care process, and to inspire you to start your own journey.

Adoption & Foster-to-Adopt

Adopting is a popular choice for many gay dads-to-be, and there are many children in need of loving homes. But with so many moving parts, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Below you can find videos covering all aspects of domestic infant adoption, foster-to-adopt, and international adoption.

Overview of Adoption & Foster

Learn about domestic adoption, foster-to-adopt and international adoption options

Everything You Need to Know About the Home Study

What happens when potential parents undergo home study checks before being placed with a child?

Matching With a Birth Parent

The essentials about getting matched and what happens after you're matched with a birth parent

What To Know About Open Adoption

Find out what an open adoption means, and how it differs from other adoption paths

International Adoption

For hopeful adoptive parents looking to adopt outside the U.S., there are a few extra things to understand

How To Find an LGBTQ-Affirming Adoption Professional

Ensure you're in the right hands with an adoption team that understands and affirms the queer community

Foster Care

There are more than 400,000 children in the foster care system, ranging in age from infant to 21 years old. Opening your heart and home to these children can be incredibly rewarding. Watch these videos to learn how you can navigate the foster system to become a foster dad.

Become a Foster Dad: Overview for Queer Men

Resources, Training & Support for Foster Parents

Fostering Older Youth: Overview for Queer Men

A Foster Care Journey: Jason & Eric

Everything You Need to Know About the Home Study