Adoption Services

Washington County Social Services provides adoption services to children in the Minnesota Waiting Children's Program and the families who seek to adopt them. Children who are available for adoption come from throughout the State of Minnesota, and almost all of them have been removed from their biological families due to abuse or neglect. Most of these children are school-aged, some have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities, some are brothers and sisters who want to stay together, and many are children of color.

There is not a fee for adoption services for special needs children, and there are funds available both before and after adoption to help families who will adopt them.

The adoption social worker may be contacted by calling 651-430-6501. There are also private agencies that provide similar services to adoptive families.