to be Adopted
In 1949, Welcome House® was founded with the goal of finding families for children who were considered "unadoptable" at the time. These children were typically older, non-Caucasian, and/or had special needs. Although the world has changed a great deal since that time, there are still older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs who are waiting for families both in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to these children continues today through our Waiting Child program.
Where are Waiting Children From?
We receive referrals of waiting children from China, Korea, Colombia, and Costa Rica.
Ways to learn about children who are currently waiting for families:
Click to read the Welcome House Adoption Guide for detailed information about the Waiting Child Program, travel information, and fees.
Adopting a Child With Special Needs
Learn more about adopting a child with special needs by watching our YouTube videos on the topics of China, and Korea.You can also read this document specifically about adopting a waiting child from China.
Adopting a Waiting Child from China
Frequently Asked Questions
Begin the Process
Welcome House Adoption Guide
Adoption Application Form