Adoption Services

  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

    Address 1: 
    Director's Office - Springfield
    Address 2: 
    406 East Monroe St.
    City: 
    Springfield
    State/Province: 
    Illinois
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    62701
    Phone: 
    800-572-2390

    From the Illinois DCFS Adoption page:

    Adoption offers a chance at a new beginning for many children cared for by the Department. Families constitute the building blocks of society. They provide children with the love and security needed to grow into healthy adults.

    The Department helps thousands of adoptable children to find a new home each year. Most children placed by DCFS were from homes so abusive or neglectful that it would be unsafe for them to return.

  • Mississippi Department of Human Services

    State/Province: 
    Mississippi
    Phone: 
    1-800-821-9157

    From the MDHS Division of Family and Children Services adoption page:

    Who are the Children Waiting for Adoption?

    All of the children available for adoption through the Department of Human Services have one thing in common: Their biological parents are no longer able to care for them.

  • Michigan Department of Human Services

    State/Province: 
    Michigan

    From the Michigan Department of Human Services Site:

    This philosophy serves as a guide for all DHS child welfare policycontracing and payment approaches, inclusive of protective services, foster care, adoption, and juvenile justice.

    SAFETY
    Our first priority is to keep children safe. We recognize that parents (or other legal guardians) have primary responsibility for keeping their own children safe, but when they cannot or do not, we have been entrusted with the authority to intervene on behalf of the child.

    CHILDREN’S NEEDS

  • Indiana Department of Child Services

    State/Province: 
    Indiana
    Phone: 
    1-800-457-8283

    From the Indiana ICS page:

    Vision: Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities.

    Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes.

    Values: Protecting Our Children, Families and Future.

  • Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

    Address 1: 
    Office of the Secretary
    Address 2: 
    275 East Main Street
    City: 
    Frankfort
    State/Province: 
    Kentucky
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    40621
    Phone: 
    (800) 928-4303

    From the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adoption Page:

    The Adoption Services Branch is responsible for program oversight and planning in the area of adoption services. The primary focus is timely permanency planning and achievement for committed children in out of home care.

  • Tennessee Department of Children's Services

    Address 1: 
    Cordell Hull Building 7th Floor
    City: 
    Nashville
    State/Province: 
    Tennessee
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    37243
    Phone: 
    (615) 741-9701

    From the Tennessee Department of Children's Services Page:

    As Tennessee's public child welfare agency, the Department of Children’s Services is responsible for helping some of our state's most vulnerable citizens.

    Our case managers have the responsibility investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. Our resource parent specialists work to find good foster homes and adoptive families. Our juvenile justice program treats the youthful offenders who are sent to us by the courts.

  • Alabama Department of Human Resources

    State/Province: 
    Alabama
    Phone: 
    1-866-4AL-KIDS

    From the Alabama Department of Human Resources Site:

    You can change a child's life forever.

    At any given time in the state of Alabama, hundreds of children in foster care are awaiting a loving and caring adoptive home. Many have never felt the warmth and joy that comes from a forever family. Most have been placed in agency custody due to parental neglect or physical abuse. The good news is that the lives of these children can be brightened forever by just one person - you.

  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

    Address 1: 
    350 Capitol Street
    Address 2: 
    Room 691
    City: 
    Charleston
    State/Province: 
    West Virginia
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    25301
    Phone: 
    304-558-2891

    From the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Page:

    Most of our children have been removed from their homes due to neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and/or the inability of their parents to care adequately for them.

  • North Carolina Division of Social Services

    Address 1: 
    Albemarle Building 8th Floor
    Address 2: 
    325 N. Salisbury St.
    City: 
    Raleigh
    State/Province: 
    North Carolina
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    27601
    Phone: 
    1-877-625-4371

    From the North Carolina Division of Social Services Adoption Page:

    Some foster children will never go back to their birth family. We are committed to the principle that every one of these children deserves a "forever family". We have the firm belief that a safe, permanent, and nurturing home can be found for any child who needs one. We also firmly believe that we are responsible for enabling this. Adoption Services are designed to find permanent homes for children and to provide support to the families who adopt them.

  • South Carolina Department of Social Services

    Address 1: 
    Department of Social Services
    Address 2: 
    P.O. Box 1520
    City: 
    Columbia
    State/Province: 
    South Carolina
    ZIP/Post Code: 
    29202
    Phone: 
    (800) 694-8518

    From the South Carolina Department of Social Services Adoption page:

    What is the purpose of this service?