If you are interested in adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the Des Moines, Iowa area, you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. Other additional resources can be found on our Iowa Adoption page.

Completing the Home Study in Des Moines

One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is the home study. It evaluates the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies in Des Moines:

  • Adoption Associates of Iowa
  • 515-249-3403
  • “We are a team built of professionals that are passionate about adoption. Our adoption associates build on the strengths of each other. We are each prepared to step in and provide support when any of our parents or children needs us. We truly love what we do and are honored to have helped so many families make their dreams come true.”
  • Adoption Connection
  • 515-965-8029
  • “We believe that all children deserve a life of continual love, security and a positive future, no matter what circumstances surrounded their arrival. Adoption allows expectant parents to choose that future for their child, when parenting is not the right option for them at that time in their lives.”
  • Children & Families of Iowa
  • 515-288-1981
  • “Today, Children & Families of Iowa stands on this foundation of caring as one of Iowa’s largest, most well-respected providers of family services. From a small adoption agency serving a few hundred children to a statewide organization serving tens of thousands of Iowans every year, the organization has grown by adhering to one basic principle: every child and family deserves to be safe.”
  • Graceful Adoptions
  • 877-628-1415
  • “As your partner, it is the mission of Graceful Adoptions to deliver services with kindness, respect, honesty, and integrity. By staying focused on our mission, the adoption experience really will be the personal experience it should be.”

Des Moines Adoption Agencies

There are several other basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. If you are interested in adopting a baby in the Des Moines area, here are several more local adoption agencies willing to work with you:

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Are you interested in adopting an infant from foster care? Contact these local foster care resources in Des Moines to see if Foster Parenting is in your best interest.

  • Four Oaks
  • 844-380-2485
  • “At Four Oaks, we are committed to helping children and families through their struggles. We assure success through the use of innovative care that brings the child, family and community together to build a stronger tomorrow.”
  • IFAPA
  • 515-289-4225
  • “Our Mission: IFAPA - Providing education, support, and advocacy for Iowa’s foster, adoptive and kinship families.”
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • 515-274-4946
  • “Our Mission: Lutheran Services in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service.”

Hospitals in Des Moines

Birth Mothers and Adoptive Parents will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. It is important that you find the right hospital with the right staff to ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming a new baby. Below is a list of hospitals in Des Moines:

County Courts

A finalization hearing is required to complete the adoption process. You can also check out the adoption laws in Iowa. Below is a list of county courts in and near the Des Moines area:

  • Dallas County
  • 515-993-5816
  • Dallas County Iowa Courthouse 801 Court Street, Adel, IA 50003
  • Jasper County
  • 641-792-3255
  • 101 1st Street North Room 104, Newton, IA 50208
  • Polk County
  • 515-286-3772
  • Polk County Administrative Building, 111 Court Avenue Suite 365, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2251
  • Warren County
  • 515-961-1033
  • Warren County Court Facility, 2205 West 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

Local Attractions

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