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County social service programs may provide no-fee adoption and foster care services for county residents. If you choose to work with a public agency you must work with the agency in your county of residence. Most agencies will give you basic information over the phone, and some will mail out an information packet or invite you to an information meeting. Most agencies will require you to participate in pre-adoptive/foster parent preparation classes. Below is a alphabetical listing of the 87 county social services agencies in Minnesota.

Public AgenciesAddress
Aitkin
County Social Services
Courthouse Annex
204 1st Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Anoka
County Human Services
2100 3rd Avenue, 5th Floor
Anoka, MN 55303
Becker
County Human Services
712 Minnesota Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Beltrami
County Human Services
616 America Ave NW, Suite 330
Bemidji, MN 56601
Benton County Human
Services
531 Dewey Street
Foley, MN 56329
Big
Stone County Human Services
PO Box 338
340 NW 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278
Blue Earth County
Human Services
PO Box 3526
410 South 5th Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Brown County Family ServicesPO Box 788
1117 Center Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Carlton
County Human Services
14 11th St
Cloquet, MN 55720
Carver County
Community Services
602 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318-2191
Cass County Human
Services
400 Michigan Avenue
PO Box 519
Walker, MN 56484
Chippewa County Community
Services Building
719 N 7th Street - Suite 200
Montevideo, MN 56265
Chisago County
Human Services
313 North Main, Room 239
Center City, MN 55012
Clay County Human
Services
715 11th Street North
#502
Moorhead, MN 56560
Clearwater County Human Services213 Main Avenue North 
Bagley, MN 56621
Cook
County Social Services
411 West 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Crow Wing County
Social Services
Industrial Park, PO Box 686
Brainerd, MN 56401
Dakota
County Human Services
14955 Galaxie Avenue West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services11 4th Street
P.O. Box 9
Windom, Mn 56101
Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services402 White Street
PO Box 67
Jackson, MN 56143
Dodge County Human
Services
22 6th Street East, Dept 401
Mantorville, MN 55955
Douglas County Human Services809 Elm Street, #1186
Alexandria, MN 56308
Faribault
& Martin County Human Services
115 West 1st Street
Fairmont, Minnesota
56031
Faribault
& Martin County Human Services
412 N Nicollet St,
PO Box 217
Blue Earth MN 56013
Fillmore County Human
Services
902 Houston Street NW, #1
Preston, MN 55965
Freeborn County Human
Services
203 W. Clark St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Goodhue County Human Services426 West Avenue, Box 31
Red Wing, MN 55066
Grant County Human Services28 Central South
Box 1006
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Hennepin County
Child/Family Services
Hennepin County Adoption Program
300 South 6th Street, MC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0741
Houston County Social Services304 S. Marshall Street
Caledonia, Minnesota 55921
Hubbard County Human
Services
301 Court Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Isanti County Human
Services
Oakview Office Complex
1700 East Rum River Drive So., Suite A
Cambridge, MN 55008
Itasca
County Human Services
1209 SE 2nd Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744-3983
Kanabec
County Human Services
905 Forest Avenue East, Suite 150
Mora, MN 55051
Kandiyohi
County Human Services
2200 23rd Street NE, Suite
1020
Willmar, MN 56201
Kittson
County Human Services
410 5th Street South
Suite 100
Hallock. MN 56728
Koochiching
County Human Services
1000 5th Street
International Falls, MN 56649
Lac Qui
Parle County Social Services
930 First Avenue
Madison, MN 56256
Lake County Human Services616 3rd Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
or
Lake County Service Center
99 Edison Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN  55614
Lake of the
Woods County
206 8th Avenue SE #200
Baudette, MN 56623
LeSueur County Human
Services
88 South Park Avenue
LeCenter, MN 56057-1620
Southwest
(Lincoln, Lyon, Murray County Human Services)
Ivanhoe, Marshall, Slayton,
Pipestone, Luverne
Mahnomen
County Human Services
County Office Building
PO Box 460
Mahnomen, MN 56557
Marshall
County Social Services
208 East Colvin, Suite 14
Warren, MN 56762
Martin
County Human Services
115 West 1st Street
Fairmont, MN 56031-2188
McLeod
County Social Services
1805 Ford Avenue N, #100
Glencoe, MN 55336
Meeker
County Human Services
114 North Holcomb, #180
Litchfield, MN 55355
Mille Lacs County Human Services525 2nd Street SE
Milaca, MN 56353
Morrison
County Human Services
213 S.E. 1st Avenue 
Little Falls, MN 56345
Mower County Health and
Human Services
1301 18 Ave NW, Suite A
Austin, MN 55912
Murray
County Social Services
(See Lincoln, Lyon, Murray County Human Services)
Nicollet
County Social Services
St. Peter Office
108 South Minnesota Avenue, #200
St. Peter, MN 56082
Nobles County Human Services318 Ninth St
PO Box 189
Worthington, MN 56187
Norman
County Human Services
15 Second Ave E
Ada, MN 56510
Olmsted County
Human Services
2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Otter Tail
County Human Services
530 Fir Avenue W
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Pennington
County Human Services
PO Box 304
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
1610 Hwy 23 North 
Sandstone MN 55072
Pipestone County Human Services416 S. Hiawatha
Pipestone, MN 56164
612 North Broadway #302
Crookston, MN 56716
Pope County Family
Services
211 East Minnesota Avenue, Suite 200
Glenwood, MN 56334
Ramsey County Community Human
Services
160 East Kellogg Blvd. Rm. 7650
St. Paul, MN 55101
Red Lake County Human
Services
125 Edward Avenue  
PO Box 356
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
Redwood County Human
Services
302 East Third St
PO Box 510
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Renville
County Human Services
105 S 5th Street, Suite 203h
Olivia, MN 56277
Rice County Human
Services
PO Box 718
Faribault, MN 55021
Rock County Human
Services
2 Roundwind Road
Luverne, MN 56156
Roseau County Human
Services
208 6th Street SW
Roseau, MN 56751
St.
Louis County Public Health and Human Services
320 West 2nd Street, 5th floor
Duluth, MN 55802
Scott
County Human Services
Government Center
200 4th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
Sherburne County Social
Services
Government Center
13880 Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330-4600
Sibley
County Human Services
111 8th Street, Box 237
Gaylord, MN 55334
Stearns
County Human Services
705 Courthouse Square
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Steele
County Social Services
630 Florence Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060
Stevens County Human
Services
400 Colorado Ave
Morris, MN 56267
Swift
County Human Services
410 21st Street South
Box 208
Benson, MN 56215
Todd
County Human Services
212 2nd Avenue South
Long Prairie, MN 56347-1608
Traverse
County Human Services
202 8th Street North
Box 46
Wheaton, MN 56296
Wabasha County Human Services411 Hiawatha Dr E
Wabasha, MN 55981
Wadena County Social Services415 Jefferson St So
Wadena, MN 56482
Waseca County Human
Services 
299 Johnson Ave SW
Waseca, MN 56093
Washington County
Community Services
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Watonwan County Social
Services
PO Box 31
St. James, MN 56081
Wilkin
County Social Services
PO Box 369
300 South Fifth St 
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Winona County Human Services202 West 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987
Wright
County Human Services
1004 Commercial Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313
Yellow
Medicine County Family Services
930 4th Street, Suite 4
Granite Falls, MN 56241
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