The Matching Assistance Program

MAP MAP works alongside you, your adoption worker, and children's social workers during the "matching" phase of the adoption process, connecting waiting families with children.
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Family Matching Made Easy

What is the Matching Assistance Program (MAP)?


MAP is a free membership program that provides nationwide families with access to additional child listings in order to help support home study-approved families who are seeking to adopt from foster care.
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What is required to join MAP?

  • A current home study that approves your family to adopt from foster care. We accept foster-to-adopt-home studies.
  • An open mind towards children who are over the age of 7, part of a sibling group, a member of a racial or ethnic minority, and who have some level of emotional, behavioral, developmental, physical, and/or medical needs.
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What services does MAP provide families?

  • First-rate child search form to find potential matches
  • Ability to create a family biography with photos to share with searching social workers
  • Quickly submit your home study and family biography directly to a child's social worker
  • Successful recruitment services to connect families with children's social workers
  • Social worker contact information for certain states
  • A private online support group
  • Paid Additional Services Program with an Adoption Specialist

And More!

If you are home study approved, register for MAP now. During the sign up process, families have the opportunity to create their own family profile to send to social workers. The family profile includes a brief biography with pictures and information about the family and what they can offer a foster child. The family biography allows the family to show off their personality and make a more personal connection with a social worker. Home studies tend to be very similar, but the family biography is a way for the family to show off how unique they are and make them stand out. The family biography is sent out with every home study submission a family makes through our site.

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