Considering Foster Care or Adoption?
Here’s How You Can Get Started!
We are proud to be:
- one of the only adoptee-led agencies in the country
- named “Best Adoption Agency Overall 2023” by verywellfamily.com.
- recognized for LGBTQIA+ Innovative Inclusion by Human Rights Campaign’s All Children – All Families Program.
Application Part 1
We want to help you find the best path for your family. You can submit our Application Part 1 with no obligation and no fee.Application Part 1
Please Note: For expedited processing, please send via email to [email protected]. You will not become a client of CH/LSS until a service contract is complete.
Attend a Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting
We host frequent, free, online or in-person information meetings to introduce you to our foster care and adoption programs.Register for an Upcoming Information Meeting
Contact Us for a Free One-on-One Consultation
Our friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable staff are here to answer all of your adoption and foster care questions.
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 651.646.7771
Financing Your Adoption
Often families who adopt have the means to support a child, but they do not have the financial resources to cover all of the upfront fees.
CH/LSS families have the opportunity to apply for our in-house Adoption Support Fund grant program. Additionally, all clients have free access to Your Adoption Finance Coach.Learn About Resources for Funding Your Adoption
Explore Your Agency Options
It is common for families completing an international adoption to use one or two agencies. You will need an agency licensed in your state, as well as one approved/licensed for the country from which you are adopting.
Children’s Home can provide home study and placement services in Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
If you are a U.S. resident living outside of these areas, Children’s Home can assist you with the placement of a child through one of our international programs. At the same time, you work with another agency, licensed in your state of residence, to complete your home study.Find an Agency in Your State
Contact a Reference Family
While considering which agency you will work with, it can be helpful to connect with others who have been there and done that! Our reference families are ready to answer your call or email.Contact a Reference Family
Reasonable accommodations shall be made for people who have communication disabilities and those who speak a language other than English.