This article is designed to offer general information about the different kinds of adoptions and to provide information about added resources for families that are seeking adoption information. Just as each family is unique, so are their adoption needs. While one family may seek a newborn to adopt, another family may feel compelled to seek an older child who is considered special needs. Some families seek adoptions within their own state or region. Other families travel across the globe to find the child of their dreams. In this reference article, I have tried to provide a broad range of adoption information that will meet the needs of many families, regardless of the type of adoption that they seek.