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The Beginning My husband and I had been trying to adopt an infant domestically since October 2012 through LSS/Children’s Home Society of MN. I won’t go too deep into the process we...
Considering adoption? We offer a number of ways for you to learn more about adoption and the services, expertise and support that Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service can provide you and your family — let's get started!
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are here to answer all of your adoption questions.
Attend an Adoption Information Meeting
Our adoption information meetings are designed to give you in-depth information on the adoption process, fees and programs. We host in-person and online meetings regularly. Sign up for an upcoming free adoption information meeting >
Complete an Eligibility Registration Form
This form is for families adopting internationally or through our domestic infant program. By completing this form, we are able to determine which programs you are eligible for, based off of your own unique family. Note: there is no fee associated with determining eligibility for our international programs. For families adopting through Minnesota foster care, contact us to get started. Complete your eligibility registration form now >
Create an Account
We recommend that you create a free account on our website. This will allow you to view the online listing of our Waiting Identified Children that includes children in our international and domestic waiting programs. It will also give you access to our references page listed below. Create a guest user account to view kids profiles and secured pages >
Explore Your Agency Options
We serve families across the U.S. With international adoption, it is not uncommon to use two agencies: one agency that is licensed in your state of residence who provides the adoption home study, and a second agency licensed/registered in the country you are adopting from. Explore a list of agencies in your state >
Contact a Reference
While considering which agency you will work with, we recommend that you contact reference families to ask them about their experience. A number of our adoptive families are ready to answer your call or email. You will need to create an account to access this page. Contact a reference family >
Call Waiting International Children at 651-646-6393 or e-mail email@example.com