Pre-Adopt Informational Sessions
If you are interested in adopting Minnesota’s Waiting Children, your first step is to contact specific adoption agencies or your county to learn more about their organization and adoption programs they provide. You will need to attend a pre-adopt information session and an adoption training for the next steps of the process.
- Click here to find the contact information for your county family services department. Ask them any questions you have about the foster care, concurrent planning and/or adoption programs they have.
- Click here to find information about the Public/Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) agencies who are contracted with Minnesota’s Department of Human Services to facilitate the adoption process for those adopting through the Minnesota Waiting Children Program (commonly referred to as foster care adoption).
- You may also call private child-placement agencies who are licensed by the State of Minnesota and are involved with permanency planning for children. Be sure to ask them about fees involved in the process.
Please visit our Adoption Process page to learn more about pre-adopt information sessions, adoption training, home study and foster care licensing.