What an exciting time in your life, you have decided to look into pursuing adoption to grow your family. It can be an overwhelming and hard experience at times and choosing an agency to work with is probably one of your first really important decisions. In this article, we will explore adoption agencies in MN.  My biggest piece of advice in choosing an adoption agency is to make sure you feel comfortable working with the agency and specifically your agency worker. The adoption process is very personal and requires you to share very personal and intimate details of your life with your worker. Making sure you have a good personal relationship with your worker is crucial. Let’s explore some adoption agencies in MN.

Private “fee” Adoption Agencies in MN:

There are several private adoption agencies in MN, and I will not be able to cover them all in this article. Here are a few I found and I tried to showcase ones all over the state. I highly suggest you research any agency you are wanting to work with. This is a crucial decision in the adoption process. Make sure you also understand what form of adoption you are pursuing and how the agency you chose will best be able to help you.

EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

West Office

8120 Penn Ave. S., Suite 100A

Bloomington, MN 55431


EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

Twin Cities Office

149 Thompson Ave. E., Suite 115

West St. Paul, MN 55118


EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

East Office

5850 Omaha Ave. N.

Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 952-831-5707 or 651-439-2446

Website: http://evolveservices.org


Adoption Minnesota

111 Third Ave. S., Suite 370

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-333-0489

Website: http://adoptionmn.com/


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona

111 Market St., Suite 2

PO Box 379

Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-454-2270

Website: https://www.ccsomn.org/adoption-program-page/


Love Basket, Inc.

3902 Minnesota Ave.

Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-720-3097

Website: http://www.lovebasket.org/


Holy Family Catholic Adoption

St. Raphael’s Parish

7301 Bass Lake Road

Crystal, MN 55428

phone: 651-298-0133

Website: https://holyfamilyadoption.org/

Private “No Fee” Agencies:

These agencies are in collaboration with the state of Minnesota Department of Human Services to provide no fee assistance in adopting special needs children, older children and children in the Minnesota Waiting Program and/or foster care system.

Ampersand Families

515 Wabash Ave., Suite 150

St. Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 612-605-1904

Website: www.ampersandfamilies.org

E-mail: info@ampersandfamilies.org


Kindred Family Focus (several adoption agencies in MN)

Administrative Office

9766 Fallon Ave. NE. #107

Monticello, MN 55362

Phone: 763-271-1670

24-Hour Crisis Line: 763-271-1681


Shoreview Location

5985 Rice Creek Parkway, Suite 202

Shoreview, MN 55126

Phone: 612-331-4429


Rochester Office

1700 N. Broadway #160

Rochester, MN 55906

Phone: 507-923-4030


Cloquet Office

1302 Cloquet Ave.

Cloquet, MN 55720

Phone: 218-722-6106


Fergus Falls Office

220 W. Washington Ave. #B2

Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone: 218-739-3074


Brainerd Office

17025 Commercial Park Road #6

Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 218-828-3900


St. Cloud Office

412 Great Oak Drive

Waite Park, MN 56387

Phone: 320-529-0862


Lutheran Social Service (several adoption agencies in MN)

Children’s Home Society

1605 Eustis St.

St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 651-255-2368 or 888-952-9302 (toll-free)


North Homes Children and Family Services

1880 River Road

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone: 218-327-3000


North Homes Children and Family Services

4225 Technology Drive NW.

Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone: 218-751-0282


North Homes Children and Family Services

324 W. Superior St., Suite 400

Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 733-3000


North Homes Children and Family Services

313 Main Ave. E.

Deer River, MN 56636

Phone: (844) 466-3720 (toll-free)

Website: http://www.northhomesinc.org/


Public No Fee Agencies:  

County social service programs are also available in the state of Minnesota. If you wish to work with a public agency, they usually provide no-fee adoption and foster care services. You must work with the agency in the county in which you reside.

Here are the local county contacts:


Aitkin County Social Services

Courthouse Annex

204 First St. NW.

Aitkin, MN 56431

Phone: 218-927-7200 or 800-328-3744


Anoka County Human Services

2100 Third Ave.

Anoka, MN 55303

Phone: 763-324-4000


Becker County Human Services

712 Minnesota Ave.

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Phone: 218-847-5628


Beltrami County Human Services

616 America Ave. NW.

Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone: 218-333-4223


Benton County Human Services

531 Dewey St.

Foley, MN 56329

Phone: 320-968-5087


Big Stone County Human Services

340 Second St. NW.

Ortonville, MN 56278

Phone: 320-839-2555


Blue Earth County

Human Services

410 S. Fifth St.

P.O. Box 3526

Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-304-4222


Brown County Family Services

1117 Center St.

P.O. Box 788

New Ulm, MN 56073

Phone: 507-354-8246


Carlton County Human Services

14 N. 11th St.

Cloquet, MN 55720

Phone: 218-879-4511


Carver County Community Services

602 E. Fourth St.

Chaska, MN 55318-2191

Phone: 952-361-1600


Cass County Human Services

400 Michigan Ave. W.

P.O. Box 519

Walker, MN 56484

Phone: 218-547-1340


Chippewa County Community

Services Building

719 N. Seventh St., Suite 200

Montevideo, MN 56265

Phone: 320-269-6401


Chisago County Human Services

313 N. Main St.

Center City, MN 55012

Phone: 651-213-5600


Clay County Human Services

715 11th St. N. #502

Moorhead, MN 56560

Phone: 218-299-5200


Clearwater County Human Services

216 Park Ave. NW.

Bagley, MN 56621

Phone: 218-694-6164


Cook County Social Services

101 W. Hwy 61

Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: (218) 387-3000


Crow Wing County Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 218-824-1140


Dakota County Human Services (Western Service Center)

14955 Galaxie Ave. W.

Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: 952-891-7570


Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services

11 Fourth St.

P.O. Box 9

Windom, MN 56101

Phone: 507-831-1891


Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services

407 Fifth St.

P.O. Box 67

Jackson, MN 56143

Phone: 507-847-4000


Dodge County Human Services

Minnesota Prairie County Alliance

22 Sixth St. E., Dept 401

Mantorville, MN 55955

Phone: 507.923.2900


Douglas County Human Services

809 Elm St., Suite 1186

Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: 320-762-2302


Faribault & Martin County Human Services

Martin County Center

115 W. First St.

Fairmont, Minnesota 56031

Phone: 507-238-4757


Faribault &  Martin County Human Services

Faribault County Center

412 N. Nicollet St.

P.O. Box 217

Blue Earth, MN 56013

Phone: 507-526-3265


Fillmore County Human Services

902 Houston St. NW, Suite 1

Preston, MN 55965

Phone: 507- 765-2175


Freeborn County Human Services

203 Clark St. W.

P.O. Box 1246

Albert Lea, MN 56007

Phone: 507-377-5400


Goodhue County Health and Human Services

426 W. Ave.

Red Wing, MN 55066

Phone: 651-385-3200


Grant County Human Services

15 Central Ave. N.

P.O. Box 1006

Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Phone: 218-685-8200


Hennepin County Human Services Center (one of many)

7051 Brooklyn Blvd.

Minneapolis, MN 55429

Phone: (612) 596-1300


Houston County Social Services

304 S. Marshall St.

Caledonia, Minnesota 55921

Phone: 507-725-5811


Hubbard County Social Services

205 Court Ave.

Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218-732-1451


Isanti County Human Services

Oakview Office Complex

1700 E. Rum River Drive S., Suite A

Cambridge, MN 55008

Phone: 763-689-1711


Itasca County Health and Human Services

1209 SE. Second Ave.

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone: 218-327-2941


Kanabec County Human Services

905 Forest Ave. E., Suite 150

Mora, MN 55051

Phone: 320-679-6350


Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services

2200 23rd St. NE., Suite 1020

Willmar, MN 56201

Phone: 320-231-7800


Kittson County Human Services

410 Fifth St. S., Suite 100

Hallock, MN 56728

Phone: 218-843-2689


Koochiching County Public Health and Human Services

1000 Fifth St.

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone: 218-283-7000


Lac Qui Parle County Family Services Center

930 First Ave.

P.O. Box 7

Madison, MN 56256

Phone: 320-598-7594


Lake County Health and Human Services

Two Harbors Service Center

616 Third Ave.

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-8400


Lake County Health and Human Services

Silver Bay Service Center

99 Edison Blvd.

Silver Bay, MN  55614

Phone: 218-226-4443


Lake of the Woods County

206 Eighth Ave. SE., Suite 200

Baudette, MN 56623

Phone: 218-634-2642


Le Sueur County Human Services

88 S. Park Ave.

Le Center, MN 56057

Phone: 507-357-8288


Mahnomen County Human Services

County Courthouse

311 N. Main St.

P.O. Box 460

Mahnomen, MN 56557

Phone: 218-935-2568


Marshall County Social Services

208 E. Colvin Ave., Suite 14

Warren, MN 56762

Phone: 218-745-5124


McLeod County Social Services

1805 Ford Ave. N., Suite 100

Glencoe, MN 55336

Phone: 320-864-3144


Meeker County Social Services

114 N. Holcombe Ave., Suite 180

Litchfield, MN 55355

Phone: 320-693-5300


Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services

525 Second St. SE.

Milaca, MN 56353

Phone: 320-983-8208


Morrison County Social Services

Government Center

213 First Ave. SE.

Little Falls, MN 56345

Phone: 320-632-2951


Mower County Health and Human Services

201 First St. NE., Suite 18

Austin, MN 55912

Phone: 507-437-9701


Nicollet County Human Services

St. Peter Office

622 S. Front St.

St. Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-934-8559


Nobles County Community Services

318 Ninth St.

P.O. Box 189

Worthington, MN 56187

Phone: 507-295-5213


Norman County Department of Social Services

15 Second Ave. E., Room 108

Ada, MN 56510

Phone: 218-784-5400


Olmsted County Community Services

2117 Campus Drive SE., Suite 200

Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507 328-6400


Otter Tail County Human Services

530 W. Fir Ave.

Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone: 218-998-8150


Pennington County Human Services

318 Knight Ave. N.

P.O. Box 340

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Phone: 218-681-2880


Pine County Health and Human Services

Public Health Building

1610 Hwy 23 N.

Sandstone, MN 55072

Phone: 800-450-7463


Pipestone County Health and Human Services

1091 N. Hiawatha Ave.

Pipestone, MN 56164

Phone: 507-825-5024


Polk County Social Services

612 N. Broadway, Room 302

Crookston, MN 56716

Phone: 218-281-3127


Pope County Human Services

211 E. Minnesota Ave., Suite 200

Glenwood, MN 56334

Phone: 320-634-7755


Ramsey County Adoption

160 E. Kellogg Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-266-5437


Red Lake County Social Services

121 Edwards Ave. NW.

P.O. Box 356

Red Lake Falls, MN 56750

Phone: (218) 253-4131


Redwood County Health and Human Services

266 E. Bridge St.

Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Phone: 507-637-4041


Renville County Human Services

Government Services Center

105 S. Fifth Street, Suite 203h

Olivia, MN 56277

Phone: 320-523-2202


Rice County Social Services

Government Services Building

320 Third St. NW.

Faribault, MN 55021

Phone: 507-332-6115


Rock County Health and Human Services

2 Roundwind Road

Luverne, MN 56156

Phone: 507-283-5066


Roseau County Social Services

208 Sixth St. SW.

Roseau, MN 56751

Phone: 218-463-2411


St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services

Duluth Government Services Center

320 W. Second St.

Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-726-2222


Scott County Human Services

Government Center

200 Fourth Ave. W., Room 300

Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: 952-445-7751


Sherburne County Health and Human Services

Government Center

13880 Business Center Drive NW., Suite 100

Elk River, MN 55330

Phone: 763-765-4000


Sibley County Public Health and Human Services

111 Eighth St.

P.O. Box 237

Gaylord, MN 55334

Phone: 507-237-4000


Stearns County Human Services

705 Courthouse Square, Second Floor

St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone: 320-656-6000


Steele County Human Services

Minnesota Prairie County Alliance

630 Florence Ave.

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-431-5600


Stevens County Human Services

400 Colorado Ave., Suite 104

Morris, MN 56267

Phone: 320-208-6600


Swift County Human Services

410 21st St. S.

Benson, MN 56215

Phone: 320-843-3160


Todd County Health and Human Services

212 Second Ave. S.

Long Prairie, MN 56347

Phone: 320-732-4500


Traverse County Social Services

202 Eighth St. N.

P.O. Box 46

Wheaton, MN 56296

Phone: 320-422-7777


Wabasha County Social Services

411 Hiawatha Drive E.

Wabasha, MN 55981

Phone: 651-565-3351


Wadena County Human Services

124 First St. SE.

Wadena, MN 56482

Phone: 218-631-7605


Waseca County Human Services

Minnesota Prairie County Alliance

299 Johnson Ave. SW., Suite 160

Waseca, MN 56093

Phone: 507-837-6600


Washington County Community Services

Government Center

14949 62nd St. N.

Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-430-6455


Watonwan County Human Services

715 Second Ave. S.

P.O. Box 31

St. James, MN 56081

Phone: 507-375-3294


Wilkin County Family Services

227 Sixth St. N.

PO Box 369

Breckenridge, MN 56520

Phone: 218-643-7161


Winona County Community Services

202 W. Third St.

Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-457-6500


Wright County Health and Human Services

1004 Commercial Drive

Buffalo, MN 55313

Phone: 763-682-7400


Yellow Medicine County Family Services

415 Ninth Ave, Suite 202

Granite Falls, MN 56241

Phone: 320-564-2211

As indicated above, this is a general reference guide for you in choosing an adoption agency in Minnesota. We have absolutely zero affiliation with any of these agencies. I urge you to do as much research as possible when choosing an agency. I also suggest you attend as many informational meetings as possible. Then, you will get a feel for what to expect out of that agency and have the chance to meet some of the people you may be working with. You can also talk with your family, friends or neighbors who may have also gone through the adoption process. They can be some of the best referral sources for you because they know firsthand. Not sure where to even start, try here for a basic search of agencies.


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