The mobile military life isn’t a barrier to adoption and foster care. Adoption and foster care agencies understand that military families can provide adopted children with wonderful homes. Adoption and foster care can be great ways to start and grow your family, but there are some aspects to both adoption and fostering that are unique to military life.

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Considering Military Adoption and/or Foster Care? 8 Things Service Families Should Know

Adoption and foster care are great ways to start or grow your family, and the Defense Department offers support to military families that are fostering or adopting family members.

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Foster Parenting and Military Adoption

Military families who adopt or foster provide loving homes to children who need them. Learning about adopting or fostering while in the military will help you support your loved ones as they go through the process.

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6 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process can be a complicated journey and goes more smoothly with a little guidance and information.

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How Military Parents Can Create Safe Sleeping Environments for Infants

One of the easiest ways for military parents to keep your children safe – and avoid the possibility of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS – is to arrange for a safe sleep place before your infant comes home from the hospital.

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7 Unexpected MilLife Hacks: Save Time with Military OneSource

Did you know that Military OneSource can support you with your everyday questions? Consultants are available anytime, ready to help you get the answers you need.

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State Consultants Offer Local Support

Need to connect with financial, health, employment or other services in your local community? Military OneSource’s state consultants bring help directly to you, offering outreach services to support members of the military community when and where they need it most.