Becoming Adoptive Parent

If your family has decided to adopt, you will need to complete a home study. Sherburne County Health and Human Services participates in the Public/Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) program. 

Privates Adoption Agencies

Through this initiative, the Minnesota Department of Human Services contracts with private adoption agencies to complete home studies for families interested in adopting children who are age or older through the child welfare system. There are very few children younger than age 10 available for adoption with the exception of sibling groups. 

To gain further information about this type of adoption and to begin the home study process, please contact a private agency participating in this initiative. A list of these agencies can be found through the Minnesota Adoption Resources Network. All costs associated with the adoption of Minnesota's Waiting Children are paid for or reimbursed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

MN Adopt

MN Adopt / Minnesota's Waiting Children website

MN Adopt is dedicated to supporting and sustaining families who adopt Minnesota Waiting Children by providing online resources and referrals to therapeutic and crisis services, support groups, adoption information and comprehensive training opportunities. MN Adopt welcomes inquiries about how to begin and prepare for the adoption process, adoption assistance and expenses and how agencies and counties facilitate adoption of Minnesota Waiting Children. 

MN Adopt has viewable profiles of Minnesota's Waiting Children. For additional post adopting support information available, contact the Minnesota HELP Line for adoption parents at 612-746-5137. They have clinical specialists available to assist families during business hours.

Children's Home Society & Family Services