Minneapolis Adoption Agencies, Clinics and Resources

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota

This page provides information to those who are considering an adoption agency and live in or near to Minneapolis, Minnesota or in the Hennepin County area. If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in the Hennepin County region of Minnesota who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout Minnesota may be found on our Minnesota State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pregnancy Resource Centers, also sometimes called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are often not-for-profit clinics where you can go to get help confirming if you are pregnant, and if you would like to, they will discuss “pregnancy options”. Most of these centers are staffed by volunteers who are not necessarily trained medical personnel, so can’t prescribe contraceptives. Because many Pregnancy Resource Centers are associated with pro-life organizations, they will encourage parenting or adoption, however not all of them are faith based. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in Hennepin County that are in or near Minneapolis are:

Alpha Women’s Center Mobile Medical
Birthright International
Planned Parenthood
Robbinsdale Women’s Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical clinics have medical personnel on staff so can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They do STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and even dispense contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Minneapolis, Minnesota that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Hennepin County are:

Abria Pregnancy Resources
People’s Center Clinics & Services
Phillips Neighborhood Clinic

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Minnesota to women with limited financial resources may be found at Minnesota Care.

Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals with Birthing Centers serving the Minneapolis, Minnesota region are:

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Hennepin Healthcare (Multiple Locations)
North Memorial Health Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background.Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Minneapolis, Minnesota or the Hennepin County region:

Adoption Minnesota
(800) 444-3443
At Adoption Minnesota, we recognize that some 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. We offer a variety of services to help find the right option for you.

International Adoption Services
(952) 893-1343
International Adoption services specializes in assisting Minnesota residents with a home study and post placement/post adoption supervision.

Become a Foster Parent in Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Minneapolis, or Hennepin County, Minnesota you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Minnesota is available on our Minnesota State Page. In addition to Hennepin County Foster Care, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the greater Hennepin County region:

Children’s Home Society & Lutheran Social Services

Court Information

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Minnesota, check out our Adoption Laws by State page.  Information about how adoption matters are conducted in Minneapolis and all of Hennepin County may be found on the website for the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

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