Confidential and Respectful
We are happy to provide international post adoption services to adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents whose adoptions were completed by Children’s Home or LSS. In addition, our birthland tour to South Korea is available to individuals and families, regardless of placing agency.
Intermediary, Search and Reunion Services
Following Minnesota law, The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, and the laws of the countries in which we work, we may be able to obtain information on behalf of adopted adults and parents of adopted minors. Depending on your country of birth, we may be able to assist you to:
- Request additional information from adoption agencies, birth family members, orphanages, and foster families
- Attempt to locate and contact your birth family and/or foster family
- Exchange information, such as letters and pictures, with individuals important to your adoption story
- Replace documents held by an overseas adoption agency
- Support travel and meetings/reunions with birth and foster families
If your country of birth is not listed above, please reach out to us at [email protected] or 651-255-2371.
Document Copies, Updates, and Other Special Requests
Adopted adults, birth parents or adoptive parents are able to request that their file be checked for updates or requests for contact from other members of the adoption triad. Requests for allowable file copies, background information, and specific requests, such as information about naturalization, are possible with this service.International Brief Service Request
Birthland travel helps connect international adoptees with a sense of history and culture, they can be especially significant when shared with loved ones. The birthland travel experience involves exploration of culture, traditions, foods, personal history and the lives of everyday people in the adoptee’s country of origin. This tour is open to individuals and families, regardless of placing agency.
Currently we are offering a fully-staffed and guided tours to South Korea.Learn More About Tour Korea!
Information for Adopted Individuals Placed After August 1, 1982
An adopted adult placed after August 1, 1982, may be able to receive identifying information from their placing agency about one or both of their birth parents named on the original birth records, provided neither birth parent filed an Affidavit of Non-Disclosure and they were informed of the law. Under these circumstances, the identity of the birth parents named on the birth certificate, including birth dates, last known addresses, and birthplaces may be shared.