Domestic, International, or Foster-to-Adopt?

So you want to adopt. But from where?

Now that you’ve decided to adopt, it’s time to decide where you’ll go. Talk to any number of people who have adopted and you’ll likely get the same number of strong opinions.

Bottom line: You have to look at the options and decide what’s right for you and your family.

Here are 5 basic facts about each—

What to know about the 3 main options

1. Domestic

2. International

3. Foster-to-adopt


Still not sure which direction to go? It’s a big decision. We recommend using Loving Shepherd Ministry’s free Adoption Assessment Form, which will ask you a variety of questions and help you narrow down your options. LSM has helped families navigate 7,300 adoptions and can help guide yours.


Additional reading:

Where Do I Start? An Adoption Guide

How to Choose an Adoption Agency


Meet families who have recently adopted.