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Meet Iowa's amazing kids.

When Randy's DHS worker asked what he would like people to know about him, Randy replied, "I want a family that will care about me."

And...

If you open your heart to Christopher, you'll discover a social child who loves to laugh. This busy 14-year-old draws energy from being outdoors....

Sweet. Amazing. Friendly. Fun.

These are just a few of the words the adults in 11-year-old Samantha's life use to describe her. "She is a...

Sam, age 10, has a kind heart and a bubbly personality. Sit down for a few moments with this engaging boy, and he’ll tell you about his day at...

11-year-old Deana likes to be outdoors, color, play sports and ride her bike.

She can be shy the first time you meet her, but her smile...

Tyler, age 11, is a smart, friendly and energetic child. He loves horses, video games and board games, especially Monopoly. Tyler excels at...

Amarie, age 12, is sweet, kind and has a wonderful smile! This friendly, likeable young man is polite and enjoys positive conversation. He is very...

Zion, age 16, loves animals and has a special affection and passion for pets. She also enjoys writing and can be outgoing and energetic when...

Ryan, age 12, is a kind, helpful young man and a great Boy Scout!

Ryan likes to be outside and enjoys animals. He currently participates in...

Brandon, age 14, is a talkative, creative young man who excels at both math and art.

He enjoys card games, swimming, playing outside, video...

Yasun, age 14, is very active and loves to have fun. He’ll probably be excited to tell you all his favorite jokes!

Yasun enjoys football,...

Juanita is a bright and social 15-year-old who has a kind heart.

 

This athletic bookworm loves to read and enjoys activities such...

Every child deserves a permanent connection to a caring adult.

In partnership with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), we help raise awareness for Iowa children waiting to be adopted from foster care. All the children on this page are legally eligible for adoption (meaning the parental rights of the child’s parents have been terminated) and their DHS caseworkers are looking for potential adoptive homes.

People often ask if these are the only Iowa children waiting to be adopted from foster care. The answer is no—however, many children available for adoption from foster care in Iowa already have a home identified, often with relatives or their foster family. The children here, for various reasons, are still waiting for an adoptive family.