Starting your adoption journey?

Let us help you understand the process and find the resources that you need.

Get Started

Whether you are just starting the adoption process or are wanting to learn more about what’s involved,
How to Adopt is here to help.

Deciding to Adopt?

Adoption is life-changing but it isn’t for everyone. Find out if adoption is for you.

Find an Agency

Ready to start the adoption process? Check out these resources to help you connect with the right agency in your area.

Get Equipped

Learn about what to expect during the adoption process and after you bring your child home.

Funding Tips

Adoption can be expensive. Find out the costs and how to raise money for your adoption.

Brought to you by Show Hope

Show Hope cares for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. Learn more about how to get involved in caring for waiting children and explore additional adoption resources at


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Adopting for the first time can be an intimidating process. If you’re new to the world of adoption, we’ve got you covered with our exclusive getting started guide.

Read the Stories

Our journey to adoption began before we were married. God had laid the desire to adopt on my heart – even before having biological children. […] Read the story

My husband, Jonathan, and I have always had a heart for adoption. Jonathan’s mother and sister were adopted and I had many foster siblings growing […] Read the story

As he often does, God placed adoption on each of our hearts before Jordan and I ever met. We married in 2008, began to pray that […] Read the story