Private “For Fee” Agencies
Private agencies that facilitate adoption do charge fees for adoptions. Please call them directly for their fees.
DHS list of licensed adoption agencies
Call MN ADOPT at 612-861-7115 with questions about choosing or working with a private agency.
Private “No Fee” Agencies
No-fee adoption services for children with special needs are provided through the Public Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI), a collaboration of the Department of Human Services and five Minnesota nonprofit child-placing agencies.
See listing below.
|PPAI Private Agencies||Office Locations|
|Ampersand Families||St. Paul|
|Children’s Home Society||St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Ortonville|
|Evolve Services||Stillwater, West St. Paul|
|Nexus-Kindred Family Healing||Shoreview, Rochester, Cloquet, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Buffalo|
|Lutheran Social Service||St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Ortonville|
|North Homes Children and Family Services||Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Deer River, Duluth|