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HELP SPECIALIST OVERVIEW

HELP Specialist services are free and available to any Minnesota family who adopted a child who was under state or tribal guardianship; internationally; or through private domestic infant adoption, kinship adoption or guardianship; and foster care families.

HELP Specialists provide:

    • Phone based support from Specialists whose focus and specialty is adoption and supporting permanency in all its forms
    • Individualized support, guidance and referrals to resources tailored to the specific situation
    • Assistance in identifying and accessing appropriate therapeutic options based on the caller’s need through a large network of HELP Program connected therapists experienced with adoption/trauma/attachment
    • Possible financial assistance to access eligible therapeutic services, educational opportunities, and supports when financial barriers are present.
      * Must be a MN Resident. Additional guidelines apply. Call 612-746-5137 to learn more.

     MN ADOPT HELP Specialists also assist:

    • Adoption and Home Study Workers
    • County Workers and Case Managers
    • Community Professionals (i.e. School Staff, Medical Staff, Lawyers…etc.)
    • Adopted Persons
    • Birth/First Parents and Family Members

    Why Individuals/Families Contact the HELP Program

    Why Community Professionals Contact the HELP Program

    612.746.5137 or TOLL FREE: 1.855.670.HELP (4357)

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“It’s a very good resource for adoptive parents who don’t know where to turn. I had no idea what to do with my kids – it was a very bad time. I needed direction. The HELP Program helped me find a therapist and they helped talk me through what was going on. Any parent who might be in the same spot would appreciate their help.”
– HELP Program Assisted Adoptive Family

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