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Finding families for children
Founded in 1889, Children’s Home Society of Minnesota knows that a child in a safe, nurturing home is a child who thrives. We work to give every child security, opportunity and a loving family.
Founded in 1865, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota believes that all people have the opportunity to live and work in community with dignity, safety, and hope. As part of this belief, we combine integrity, professionalism and experience to create and support families.
On July 1, 2012, Children's Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota came together. As independently licensed organizations, this partnership allows us to combine complementary adoption services, high standards of quality, and strength as a national provider of adoption services.
Our Shared Values
Our Core Service Areas
Licensing and Accreditation
Nationally, Children's Home is fully accredited by The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption; a founding member of the Child Welfare League of America; and a founding member of Children’s Home Society of America.
In Minnesota, Children's Home is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services; a participating member with United Way community fund drives throughout Minnesota; and meets all standards established by the Minnesota Charities Review Council.
Children's Home East Office is licensed by the Department of Human Resources, Office of Licensing & Monitoring in Maryland; by the Department of Social Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia; and by the Health Regulation Administration, Child and Residential Care Facilities Division in the District of Columbia. Children's Home East is a participating member of the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees (CFC# 50400).
Children's Home Society of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with offices in Virginia and Maryland.
You can view Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota's accreditations here: lssmn.org/adoption/accreditations/.
We are committed to transparency in our practices and policies. If you would like a copy of our agency guidelines, policies, contracts, fee structure, or placement statistics, please contact our staff:
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