It only takes one person to help a child thrive
Your home could be ideal for a child in foster care or a child waiting for a loving, permanent adoptive home. If you have patience, flexibility, a sense of humor, commitment and deep love to provide for a child, adoption and foster care could open your mind and heart in ways you may never have imagined.
Single Parents can foster
You can be the support children or youth need in moments of transition.
We can educate, license and prepare single parents to be a resource through foster care, relative/kinship services, concurrent planning, respite and emergency shelter care. The various foster care options allow you to decide whether you are interested in supporting a child in foster care for a shorter period of time or more long term as the county works to reunify the child with family or find a permanency option.Learn About Our Foster Care Program
Our foster care program serves individuals living in Minnesota.
Single Parents Can Adopt
We have paired hundreds of children with caring, single parents. Many of the children adopted by single parents are school-aged, or have an identified, significant medical or developmental condition.
There are opportunities for single men and women to adopt through our domestic and international programs. The eligibility requirements vary from program to program, and are subject to change.
Matches between children and single parents may happen via the traditional process in a small number of our international programs, but many more matches result from advocacy efforts in our Waiting Identified Child program.Learn About Our International Adoption ProgramsView Waiting Child Profiles
Our international programs are open to U.S. citizens living across the United States and abroad.
Adoption from Foster Care
Our foster care adoption program has placed many children with single parents living in Minnesota. These adoptions include children with known medical conditions, issues of abuse and neglect, older children and siblings. Our single-parent adoptive families will tell you that the challenges of this journey are many, and so are the rewards.Learn About Foster Care Adoption
Our foster care adoption program serves individuals living in Minnesota.
Domestic Infant Adoption
Through our domestic infant program, expectant parents choose an adoptive family for their child. Our experience has shown that single parents tend to wait longer than partnered couples, but with our networking and outreach approach, we will support and facilitate your adoption process for the best chances of matching with expectant parents.Learn About Domestic Infant Adoption
Our domestic infant program serves individuals living in Minnesota, Maryland and Virginia.