Considering Foster Care or Adoption?
Here’s How You Can Get started!
Whether you’re interested in international adoption, infant open adoption, foster care, or foster care adoption, we’re here to help! We offer a number of ways for you to learn more about adoption, foster care, 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 submit our Registration Form with no obligation and no fee. You are not considered a client of CH/LSS until a service contract is complete. Note: If you are exclusively interested in Foster Care and/or Foster Care Adoption, your first step is to attend a Foster Care Adoption Orientation.Application Part 1
Please Note: Please submit your Application Part 1 by email, if possible. Send to [email protected].
Attend a Foster Care & Foster Care Adoption Information Meeting
We frequently host free online information meetings to introduce you to our foster care and adoption programs.Register for an Upcoming Information Meeting
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are here to answer all of your adoption and foster care questions.
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 651.646.7771
Discover Your 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 upfront 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 MD, MN, VA, 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
Reasonable accommodations shall be made for people who have communication disabilities and those who speak a language other than English.