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Select your State, Territory, or Tribe if you want information on getting licensed to foster or adopt.

Select a child’s State, Territory, or Tribe if you’re already licensed to adopt and considering adopting a child from another jurisdiction. This will provide you with general information on any differences between your State, Territory, or Tribe’s adoption requirements and the child’s.

If you’re looking for international adoption and foster care information, see our information on international adoption resources.

Access additional information regarding rules and resources related to tribes, people with disabilities, and people identifying as LGBT.

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