Family Law Resources
Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, of which Mark is a Fellow, comprises over 340 attorneys who practice adoption law. The Academy focuses on advocating for adoption law reform and sharing information about ethical adoption practices.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Children’s is an excellent resource on foster care, adoption, Indian Child Welfare, permanency, and other related issues.
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.
The North American Council on Adoptable Children has great resources on adoption, including: how-to information, adoption subsidy, parent groups, post-adoption support, articles & publications, and much more.
The Social Security Administration has information about how to apply for a social security card for your adopted child.
Adoption Agencies to Consider
We work with and recommend several adoptions agencies, but we especially like the ones listed below (in no order of preference!):
Adoption Minnesota provides birth parent and adoptive parent services, ICPC, consent-only services, and in-hospital birth parent services.
American Adoptions is a licensed nonprofit adoption agency that provides adoption services to birth mothers and adoptive families.
Children’s Home Society-Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is a longstanding Minnesota adoption agency that joined together in 2012.
Evolve Family Services offers a full breadth of inclusive, ethical programming: adoption, foster care, pregnancy support, youth services, therapeutic support and education.
New Horizons Adoption Agency is a Christian-based Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota licensed agency providing a full range of support services to pregnant mother and adopting parents.