Here’s how you can get started!
Whether you’re interested in international adoption, domestic infant open adoption, or adoption from foster care, we’re here to help! We offer a number of ways for you to learn more about adoption and the services, expertise and support that Children’s Home and LSS can provide you and your family.
Determine Your Program Eligibility for Free
We want to help you find the best program for your family. You can now submit Part 1 of our Application with no obligation or fee. This will help us work with you to identify your individual program eligibility and what program may be the best fit for building your family. You are not considered a client of CH/LSS until a service contract is complete. Note: If you are exclusively interested in Foster Care Adoption you do not need to complete Part 1 of our Application at this time. Your first step is to attend a Foster Care Adoption Orientation Session.Adoption Application Part 1
ATTEND AN INFORMATION MEETING
We host regular in-person and online webinars to introduce you to our adoption programs. Visit our events page and select your state to view all of the upcoming meetings that you can attend.View and Register for Upcoming Events
CONTACT US FOR free ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are here to answer all of your adoption questions.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 651.646.7771 | Toll-free: 800.952.9302
DISCOVER ADOPTION FUNDING OPTIONS
Often families who adopt have the means to support a child, but they do not have the financial resources to cover all of the up front adoption fees. Our families have the opportunity to apply for our Adoption Support Fund and to consult with My Adoption Finance Coach at no cost. Additionally, there are a number of grants and funding options available.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. We provide home study and placement services in VA, MD, MN and Western WI. If you are a U.S. resident living outside of these areas, we can assist you with the placement of a child through one of our international programs, while 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, we recommend that you contact reference families to ask them about their experience. A number of our adoptive families are ready to answer your call or email.Contact a Reference Family