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Domestic Waiting Children
We help youth living in foster care find safe and permanent homes with nurturing families.
The Domestic Waiting Children program serves children under state guardianship or tribal jurisdiction with a goal of adoption. We strive to help support Minnesota families adopting from the U.S. foster care system--especially those seeking to create a permanent home for older children with special needs.
The majority of costs to clients adopting a child under Minnesota state guardianship are covered by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Who are Minnesota's Waiting Children?
The children who wait are:
View Profiles of Waiting Children
You can view some of the children waiting via our online child profiles. If you'd like to specifically consider children in foster care, filter for "Minnesota" on the profile page. We're currently advocating for additional children in foster care offline as well.
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Information About Foster Care
If you are interested in learning more about fostering children, with the ultimate goal of returning the child to his or her home and/or community, we encourage you to visit the LSS Therapeutic Foster Care page.
Take the next step
Attend an Adoption Information Meeting | view schedule & register
Learn more about the adoption process | view process
Contact us to learn about Minnesota youth currently waiting for adoptive families:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 651.255.2355 | 800.952.9302
Call Waiting International Children at 651-646-6393 or e-mail email@example.com