What is a Home Study?

The Basics A home study is a document telling the story of your family: who you are (both past and present), what values you hold, what your finances are like, your health history, your reasons for adopting, how you plan to parent, etc. An approved home study means...

Testimonial: Adoption Is Not One Thing

As I sit watching the snowflakes falling outside my kitchen window my mind to wanders back to the time when my husband and I were adopting. So here come my thoughts… Adoption is a process. We talk about adoption as though it is one thing. That one thing is...

Testimonial: A Single Parent International Adoption

Char Williams always knew she wanted to adopt, it was plan A to her. In fact it was the only plan she had for making her family. When she was in her late 30s, her two-year relationship ended. She was dating a guy who had kids from his first marriage but he knew she...

Contributors

The AdoptTogether Resource Catalog is a collection of many experienced, diverse perspectives who have all allowed AdoptTogether to share their valuable resources & promote their work for people at all stages of the adoption process. We hope you take a glance...

AdoptTogether on CNN: Impact Your World

In February of 2017, AdoptTogether alongside the Riehm Family & Hank Fortener were featured on CNN’s segment “Impact Your World.”   If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy:   Hank Fortener & AdoptTogether on People Magazine:...

7 TED Talks about Adoption

1. How I Use the Internet to Build Families | Hank Fortener It’s the pain inside of you, the mark the world left on you, that is the mark that you will then leave on the world. Ask yourself the question “What mark do I have, what scars do I have and how...

Baby Ball

Baby Ball is the annual celebration of #worldadoptionday put on by AdoptTogether in order to raise funds for families currently fundraising for their adoption. The night typically features live music, stunning art installations, interaction games & activations, a...

Mission & Vision

AdoptTogether began as the mission of one man who sought to help his friends cover the overwhelming costs of their adoption. 5 years later, AdoptTogether has helped more than 2,400 families adopt children from 43 countries into all 50 states. Our vision is of a world...

The Founder: Hank Fortener

Hank Fortener is a keynote speaker, advisor and coach to companies on High Impact Teams. Hank’s work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Forbes, Buzzfeed, People Magazine, CNN, Huffington Post and The Today Show. Hank is a regular speaker in the TEDx community on the...

Our Story

AdoptTogether is the world’s largest nonprofit crowdfunding platform for adoption. Think of us as the nonprofit version of KickStarter or GoFundMe, so every donation towards your campaign is tax-deductible. That’s just one of many perks associated with fundraising...

Jenna Ushkowitz: Actress & Kindred Adoption Co-Founder

Jenna Ushkowitz is a Korean American adoptee from Seoul, South Korea who was adopted at 3 months old through Love the Children Adoption Agency. She grew up in East Meadow, New York with her parents Brad and Judi Ushkowitz, and an older brother, Gregg. As a child,...

Kindred: The Foundation For Adoption

Kindred: The Foundation for Adoption is an American foundation created by adoptees Samantha Futerman and Jenna Ushkowitz. In 2013, Samantha and Anaïs Bordier discovered that they were identical twin sisters separated at birth. When their story garnered worldwide...

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