Finding adoptive families for youth in foster care.

Northwest Adoption Exchange makes important connections between youth in foster care and potential adoptive families.

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Featuring In-Depth Profiles

There are lots of older kids who want to be adopted, but not enough families.

With In-Depth Profiles, we're changing that. By collaborating with teens like Paige—teens who want to inspire and speak directly to potential adoptive families—we're helping more teens find permanency.

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Our approach


We feature youth using positive language that honors their story and celebrates their potential, because we all deserve to put our best foot forward.


Youth voices are important. We search for innovative ways for youth to tell their stories to potential adoptive families.

Fiercely optimistic

Our community can meet the need. We believe that every child can find the adoptive family they deserve.

Interested in adopting from foster care?

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Move forward on the path to adopt from foster care.

How to adopt

Learn how we can help.

Discover how we connect youth with adoptive families.

How we help