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Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

Division of Family Services


The Surratt family shares their experiences growing their family through adoption.

Adoption is a great way to build a family. People who choose to adopt children from foster care are very special. They have a strong belief that all children deserve a loving family to call their own. There are dozens of children in Delaware that want nothing more than to become part of a forever family.

The children available for adoption through the Division of Family Services are often the victims of unfortunate circumstances that led to their need for new homes. Although many of the children have special needs, their greatest need is for a permanent family where they can be loved and nurtured by dedicated individuals. Your marital status, wealth and education are not critical requirements for adoption. We only require your willingness and ability to provide a permanent and loving home.

Delaware’s Heart Gallery  – Children who are legally free for adoption in Delaware.


DSCYF Adoption Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1825 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, DE 19805
Telephone: 302-633-2658
Email: adoption.dscyf@delaware.gov