Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Saint Paul

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Saint Paul

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Saint Paul, Minnesota or in the Ramsey County region.  If you are considering 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 Ramsey County, 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 in other areas throughout the state of Minnesota may be found on our Minnesota State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives.  Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Saint Paul and throughout Ramsey County, Minnesota are:

Abria Pregnancy Resources
First Care Pregnancy Center
Options for Women East
Women’s Life Care Center

Pregnancy Clinics in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The provider of affordable prenatal care in the Saint Paul, Minnesota area is:

West Side Community Health Systems (multiple locations)

Information about health care coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Saint Paul with limited financial resources may be found at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Hospitals Serving Saint Paul, Minnesota

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the surrounding Ramsey County region that offer birthing centers are:

Regions Hospital Family Birth Center
St. Paul Birth Center at United Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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. The home study providers licensed in Minnesota to conduct home studies for those who live in the Saint Paul area are:

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 Saint Paul, Minnesota

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Saint Paul, Minnesota may so by contacting Ramsey County Foster Care or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

Children’s Home Society & Lutheran Social Services

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Saint Paul, Minnesota, contact the Ramsey County District Court.

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