While raising eight children in Washington (five natural, three foster with legal guardianship), the financial barriers of families who wish to adopt children soon became apparent. For a few years, I volunteered for a no fee adoption agency in Seattle, doing development. Many families were helped, but others couldn’t be due to limited resources. So in 2012, Liberty Adoption Advocates was founded: a charitable organization, corporation, and non-profit public charity providing financial assistance to adopting families. We pay the fees directly to the attorney, adoption agency, or court and help many parents provide permanence to their children. We help families who live in the United States with domestic and international adoptions.
Recently, I was given statistics from a Regional Director for the Department of Child and Family Services in King County. As of November 8, 2017, Washington State was legally responsible for financially supporting 10,034 children. Of those, 1,817 are legally free--which means parental rights for their biological parents have been legally terminated—so their children can be adopted. Every year, kids age out of the foster system. Currently 610 children who have been living in foster families are between the ages of 18 and 21. Since no family chose to adopt them, they are now homeless. Please consider partnering with us, as we give permanency to these children.
Founder and Executive Director
Liberty Adoption Advocates