Adoption Services

  • South Dakota Department of Social Services

    Address 1: 
    700 Governors Drive
    City: 
    Pierre
    State/Province: 
    SD
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    57501
    Phone: 
    (605) 773-3165

    From the SD DSS Foster Site:

    Strong families are South Dakota’s foundation and our future. They serve as the primary source of love, identity, self-esteem and support in communities throughout the state and the country.

    South Dakotans who provide foster parenting are making a difference in the lives of children and their birth families. The Department of Social Services ensures the safety, permanency and well-being of the children in our state.

  • Nebraska DHHS: Adoption Homepage

    Address 1: 
    301 Centennial Mall South
    City: 
    Lincoln
    State/Province: 
    Nebraska
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    68509
    Phone: 
    1-800-772-7368

    From the Nebraska DHHS page:

    All children deserve to grow up in a good home. When a child cannot be returned to his or her original family, adoption becomes the goal.

    The goal of adoption is to provide a child with a family for the rest of their life. Adoption is the means of transferring to a child and parents all the legal rights that they would have if that child had been born to them.

    The value of adoption is that it provides a child with the basic needs: legal status, social status, and a family of their own.

  • Kansas SRS, Foster Care and Reintegration Services

    Address 1: 
    Kansas City SRS Service Center
    Address 2: 
    400 State Ave.
    City: 
    Kansas City
    State/Province: 
    KS
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    66117
    Phone: 
    (913) 279-7000

    From the Kansas SRS Foster Page:

    Foster care is intended to be a temporary living situation for children who have been abused or neglected and are removed from their homes to assure their safety. Reintegration with their family or extended kin is the permanency of first choice. If reintegration is not possible, adoption or an alternative permanency, provided as quickly as possible, is the goal to ensure a child’s well being.

  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services

    Address 1: 
    2400 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    City: 
    Oklahoma City
    State/Province: 
    Oklahoma
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    73105
    Phone: 
    1-866-242-9088

    From the OKDHS site:

  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

    Address 1: 
    701 W. 51st Street
    City: 
    Austin
    State/Province: 
    Texas
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    78751
    Phone: 
    1-800-233-3405

    from the TDFPS site:

    The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was created with the passage of House Bill 2292 by 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Previously called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, DFPS is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes.

    The site includes information about becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent.

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services

    State/Province: 
    Minnesota
    Phone: 
    (651) 431-2000 (TTY/TDD service: (800) 627-3529)

    From the MDHS site on Adoption:

    Children of all ages need permanent, stable, loving families. The Minnesota Department of Human Services ensures that Minnesota children placed for adoption within the state or across state or international lines benefit from all legal protections and that they and their families receive support and social services to meet their individual needs.

    Adoption creates a legal parent/child relationship for:

    • Children whose birth parents make an adoptive plan
    • Children adopted from outside the United States
  • Iowa Department of Human Services

    Address 1: 
    Hoover State Office Building
    Address 2: 
    1305 E. Walnut Street
    City: 
    Des Moines
    State/Province: 
    Iowa
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    50319
    Phone: 
    (515) 281-5454

    From the Iowa Department of Human Services Site:

    The Mission of the Iowa Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families achieve safe, stable, self-sufficient, and healthy lives, thereby contributing to the economic growth of the state. We do this by keeping a customer focus, striving for excellence, sound stewardship of state resources, maximizing the use of federal funding and leveraging opportunities, and by working with our public and private partners to achieve results.

  • Missouri Department of Social Services

    Address 1: 
    221 West High Street
    Address 2: 
    P.O. Box 1527
    City: 
    Jefferson City 65102-1527
    State/Province: 
    Missouri
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    65102
    Phone: 
    1-800-554-2222

    From the Missouri Adoption Services Page:

  • Louisiana Department of Social Services

    Address 1: 
    627 N. Fourth St.
    City: 
    Baton Rouge
    State/Province: 
    Louisiana
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    70802
    Phone: 
    (225) 342-0286

    From the Louisiana Department of Social Servies site:

    • Children are best cared for in families
    • Solutions to Poverty are most effectively achieved in stong communities
    • Individuals with disabilities can be producive employees and live independently.
  • Wisconsin Department of Children & Families

    Address 1: 
    201 East Washington Avenue, Second Floor
    Address 2: 
    P.O. Box 8916
    City: 
    Madison
    State/Province: 
    Wisconsin
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    53708
    Phone: 
    Adoption: 866-666-5532 Fostering: 608-264-6933

    From the Wisonsin Department of Children & Famiies Site: