From the MDHS Division of Family and Children Services adoption page:
Who are the Children Waiting for Adoption?
All of the children available for adoption through the Department of Human Services have one thing in common: Their biological parents are no longer able to care for them.
Director's Office - Springfield
From the Illinois DCFS Adoption page:
Adoption offers a chance at a new beginning for many children cared for by the Department. Families constitute the building blocks of society. They provide children with the love and security needed to grow into healthy adults.
The Department helps thousands of adoptable children to find a new home each year. Most children placed by DCFS were from homes so abusive or neglectful that it would be unsafe for them to return.
201 East Washington Avenue, Second Floor
Adoption: 866-666-5532 Fostering: 608-264-6933
From the Wisonsin Department of Children & Famiies Site:
From the Louisiana Department of Social Servies site:
- Children are best cared for in families
- Solutions to Poverty are most effectively achieved in stong communities
- Individuals with disabilities can be producive employees and live independently.
Jefferson City 65102-1527
From the Missouri Adoption Services Page:
Hoover State Office Building
From the Iowa Department of Human Services Site:
The Mission of the Iowa Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families achieve safe, stable, self-sufficient, and healthy lives, thereby contributing to the economic growth of the state. We do this by keeping a customer focus, striving for excellence, sound stewardship of state resources, maximizing the use of federal funding and leveraging opportunities, and by working with our public and private partners to achieve results.
(651) 431-2000 (TTY/TDD service: (800) 627-3529)
From the MDHS site on Adoption:
Children of all ages need permanent, stable, loving families. The Minnesota Department of Human Services ensures that Minnesota children placed for adoption within the state or across state or international lines benefit from all legal protections and that they and their families receive support and social services to meet their individual needs.
Adoption creates a legal parent/child relationship for:
- Children whose birth parents make an adoptive plan
- Children adopted from outside the United States
from the TDFPS site:
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was created with the passage of House Bill 2292 by 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Previously called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, DFPS is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes.
The site includes information about becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent.
From the Orphan Foundation site:
The Orphan Foundation's mission is to find loving homes for the 163 million orphans around the world. Our programs range from providing financial support to adopting families, to medical interventions for children waiting for adoption, to transition support for children leaving institutions or foster homes at 17 or 18 years of age who have no family to help them.