Project Overview

Family-Match and Adoption-Share

Tech for Good / Adoption Matching

Adoption-Share is harnessing the power of technology to profoundly change the adoption landscape by removing barriers that delay and disrupt the adoption process. Adoption-Share is the first online adoption network helping prospective parents seeking domestic adoptions to find their forever families faster and easier.

Family-Match, a project of Adoption-Share, partners with state governments to offer case workers on the front line of their child welfare programs with an innovative tool to match children with families on markers of compatibility. Our technology promotes a simplified work flow for overburdened case workers, saves the state money, and enhances the welfare of children in state care by promoting placement stability.

Waiting families from around the country create free profiles and make themselves visible to caseworkers everywhere. With this powerful network in hand, caseworkers are able to identify families on markers of compatibility that extend beyond basic demographic information. Through our automated matching system, Family-Match generates optimal connections at the moment new candidates are identified and allows caseworkers the opportunity to connect with families directly.

Rare Dots serves as the head of Virginia expansion for Family-Match and as a strategy consultant for Adoption-Share.