Our Services for Adoptive Parents

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At Adoption Minnesota, we recognize that adoptive parents may choose to find their child through a full service adoption program, while others may find their own birth mother through family, friends or coworkers and need only some services to complete the adoption. Still others may choose to work with an attorney, facilitator or out-of-state agency to connect with a birth mother. Because we believe there is no right or wrong way to build your family, we offer a variety of services to adoptive parents. You can pick and choose what you need from the following options.

  1. American Adoption Package
  2. Home Study Only Option
  3. Birth Parent Counseling Option
  4. Adoption Coordination Option
  5. ICPC Option

Contact us at

phone:
612-333-0489

email:
info@adoptionmn.com

address:
Adoption Minnesota

111 Third Avenue South
Suite 370
Minneapolis, MN 55401

American Adoption Package
This is an all-inclusive package of services providing everything adoptive families need to pursue an American infant adoption. Adoption Minnesota will provide you with the legally required home study, train you on how to work with a birth parent, provide professional writing and graphic design help in putting together your profile letter and album, and put you on this web site in the Adoptive Parent Profiles section. In addition, we provide direct access to your assigned counselor for discussing and assessing potential birth parent situations, coordinating with a birth parent counselor for planning and carrying out your adoption plan with a specific birth parent, and following up with legally required post-placement services. Your profile letter will be available to birth parents who come to us looking for a family to adopt their child through our extensive advertising and networking programs.

Home Study Only Option
In Minnesota, any adoption situation requires that the adoptive family have a home study done by a licensed child-placing agency. At Adoption Minnesota, we provide you with a home study quickly and efficiently. You can use your home study for any domestic adoption you wish to pursue. Fee: $2200.00 with no hidden costs, application fees, or program fees. This is the least expensive home study cost in Minnesota. We also provide home studies for embryo adoptions.

Birth Parent Counseling Options
There are a variety of situations in which we can provide services to birth parents. While all birth parents need to be informed of their right to counseling under Minnesota law, not all birth parents have the need for the same services. Again, we have lots of choices.

  • Consent Only (birth parent signs a Minnesota Consent to Adoption at our office and fills out a Minnesota Social and Medical Background form) 
  • Hospital and Consent Facilitation: A birth parent counselor is assigned to your birth mother. The counselor will work with your birth mother to create a hospital plan and will send a letter to the hospital explaining the plan. The counselor will coordinate with the hospital social worker to make sure things go as smoothly as possible for you and your birth mother during the hospital stay and will visit your birth mother at the hospital and be present at the baby’s discharge. She will handle arrangements with the hospital for the discharge. The counselor will obtain paperwork required for the legal process. In addition, up to three hours of adoptive parent counseling services may be utilized by the adoptive parents.
  • Complete Birth Parent Counseling Option: Some birth parents will want to have a lot of help getting through their adoption beginning before the baby is born and continuing until they no longer need support. This option provides unlimited birth parent counseling before and after the birth, going well beyond the hospital plan option. It includes education, meetings with their counselor, visits to the hospital, help with filling out the Social and Medical Background form required by the State of Minnesota, negotiation of a Cooperative Agreement with the adoptive parents, and assignment of a counselor to the adoptive parents to help coordinate your stay in Minnesota or to work with your agency. It also includes a Consent to Adoption.

Adoption Coordination Option
If you would like us to coordinate with an attorney, facilitator or another agency who is working with your birth mother, we can do that! This option gives you access to calling us with your questions, our coordinating with another attorney, facilitator or agency (in and out of state), and accepting ICPC approval after the baby is born. Because we know that a good attorney can make our work much easier, we will reduce this fee if you work with an attorney who belongs to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

ICPC Option
If your birth parent resides in Minnesota and you reside in another state, you must comply with the provisions of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) before you can return home with the child. This procedure requires a Minnesota licensed adoption agency to file a series of documents with the State. This option includes coordinating with your home state, attorney or agency to make sure all the documents required are provided, compiling the required documents, and submitting them to the State of Minnesota.

Please contact us for current fees for the various services. · E-mail: info@adoptionmn.com · Phone: 612-333-0489