How to apply for the leadership program

Applications for the 2019 cohort of the Minority Professional Leadership Development program were due September 17.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of adoption experts from national organizations that are associated with AdoptUSKids.

Applicants who are selected for the second phase of the application process will have a phone interview with members of the panel.

Candidates selected for the MPLD fellowship will be notified in writing by November 1.


MPLD is open to people from historically disadvantaged cultural, ethnic, or racial groups who have worked in child welfare for three to five years in the US, including its territories and tribal communities.  

Read all eligibility criteria.

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