Privacy Policy


AdoptUSKids is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau being operated by the Adoption Exchange Association. The Adoption Exchange Association receives information from and manages information for children who are waiting for adoption, families approved for adoption, and prospective adoptive families for the sole purpose of facilitating quality recruitment, data management, securing placements, and establishing permanency for America's waiting children. Therefore, demographic and profile data is collected at this site. Any information provided to us will be stored in a secure environment and will not be misused.


The Adoption Exchange Association has a strong commitment to user privacy as demonstrated by this statement and our gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

For each visitor to this website, our server automatically recognizes the customer's domain name. We collect the domain name of visitors to this website, and the information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and site registrations.

The information we collect is shared with reputable adoption agencies at the request of the consumers and their social workers, case managers, and approved agency staff. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer this website. We use cookies to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the site.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by:

  • Email at
  • Phone by calling toll-free 888-200-4006
  • Mail to the following postal address:

    605 Global Way, Suite 100
    Linthicum, MD 21090
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