Adoption Assistance by State

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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

California’s general adoption information link: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Adoptions.

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware

Delaware’s general adoption link: http://kids.delaware.gov/fs/adoption.shtml.

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia's general adoption link: https://cfsa.dc.gov/service/become-foster-or-adoptive-parent.

Florida

Florida’s general adoption link: http://www.adoptflorida.comexternal link (Florida Adoption Information Center).

Georgia

Georgia’s general adoption link:
https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adoption.

Hawaii
Idaho

Idaho’s general adoption link: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AdoptionFosterCareHome/Adoption/tabid/1911/Default.aspx.

See also the SNAPS (Special Needs Adoption and Permanency Services) website, link: http://http://www.adoptidaho.org/external link.

For additional information about foster care or adoption, call the Idaho CareLine at 1.800.926.2588 or go to http://idahocareline.orgexternal link.

Illinois
Indiana

Indiana’s general adoption link: https://www.in.gov/dcs/2730.htm

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Kentucky’s general adoption link: https://adopt.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx.

Louisiana

Louisiana’s general adoption link:
http://www.dcfs.la.gov and click on Child Welfare.

Maine
Maryland

Maryland’s general adoption information link: http://dhr.maryland.gov/adoption/.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts general adoption link: https://www.mass.gov/adopting-from-dcf.

Michigan

Michigan’s general adoption link: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs.

Minnesota
Mississippi

Mississippi’s general adoption link: https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/learn-more-about-adopting-a-child/.

Missouri

Missouri’s general adoption link: https://dss.mo.gov/cd/adopt.htm

Montana

Montana’s general adoption link:
https://dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/adoption/adoptioninmontana

E-mail address for adoption questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nebraska

Nebraska’s general adoption information link: http://dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services/Pages/adoption.aspx.

Nevada
New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s general adoption link: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/adoption/adoptingdcyf.htm.

New Jersey

New Jersey's general adoption link: http://www.state.nj.us/njfosteradopt/adoption/external link.

New Mexico

New Mexico’s general adoption link: https://cyfd.org/external link.

New York

New York State general adoption link: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adoptexternal link(Scroll down to see the content).

North Carolina

North Carolina’s general adoption link: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/nc-kids-adoption-and-foster-care-network.

North Dakota

North Dakota’s general adoption link: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childfamily/adoption/

Ohio

Ohio’s general adoption link: http://jfs.ohio.gov/oapl/index.stm.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s general adoption link: http://www.okdhs.org/services/adopt/Pages/default.aspxexternal link.

Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

Rhode Island's general adoption link: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/adoption.php.

Frequently Asked Questions on Adoption: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/questions/adoption_questions.php .

See also Adoption Rhode Island: http://www.adoptionri.org/external link (independent, non-profit link).

South Carolina

South Carolina’s general adoption link: https://dss.sc.gov/adoption/.

See also South Carolina's Heart Gallery with a photolisting of waiting children, link: http://www.scheartgallery.org/external link.

South Dakota

South Dakota’s general adoption link: http://dss.sd.gov/childprotection/adoption/.

Tennessee

Tennessee’s general adoption link: https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/fca.html.

Texas
Utah

Utah’s general adoption information link: https://www.utahadopt.org/external link. See: Support and Resources-Post Adoption.

Vermont

Vermont’s general adoption link:
http://dcf.vermont.gov/adopt.

Parent's Guide to Vermont's Child Welfare and Youth Justice Agency, link:
http://dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/FSD/pubs/Parents-Guide-FSD.pdf .

Washington
West Virginia

West Virginia’s general adoption links: http://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Providers/Pages/Adoption.aspx, and http://www.wvdhhr.org/oss/adoption/adoption_faq.aspexternal link (Frequently Asked Questions)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s general adoption link: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/adoption.

Wyoming

Wyoming’s general adoption link: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/dfsweb/social-services/adoptionexternal link.