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Best Tips For Adoptive Families In The Twin Cities

November 7, 2010 12:09 AM

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Waiting for that phone call can feel like a lifetime, but when it comes you know you’re about to embark on a parenting journey like no other. Are you wondering where to turn now that your little one has arrived? Or are you just getting started in the adoptive process and need more information? Here are some of the best tips for adoptive families in the Twin Cities.

Lutheran Social Service Adoption & Birth Parent Services

2400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn. 55404
(612) 879-5230
www.lssmn.org

Lutheran Social Services offers a range of adoption programs, including domestic, special needs and international adoptions. LSS assists clients in all aspects of the application process. They also offer pre- and post- adoption services, such as informational meetings, educational seminars and search and reunion services, just to name a few.

Children’s Home Society & Family Services

1605 Eustis Street
St Paul, Minn. 55108
(651) 646-7771
www.chsfs.org

In their 120 years of service to the Twin Cities community, Children’s Home & Family Services has secured adoptions for nearly 24,000 children. In addition to helping families plan and adoption and secure a waiting child, they also offer extensive post-adoption support services, individual and family counseling and a mentoring program.

Hope Adoption and Family Services

5850 Omaha Avenue N
Oak Park Heights, Minn., 55082
(651) 439-2446
www.hopeadoptionservices.org

Hope Adoption and Family Services is a small but significant adoption services agency. Their size allows them to focus their attention on the needs of their individual clients, providing them with education, counseling and support services throughout the adoption process.

Minnesota Adoption Resources Network

430 Oak Grove Street, #404
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 861-7155
www.mnadopt.org

MN Adopt is a program of the Minnesota Department of Human Services dedicated to the recruitment of adoptive families for waiting children. MN Adopt offers trainings for families waiting to adopt as well as a comprehensive directory of adoption information, resources and support.

Family Equality Council

Midwest Office
1821 W University Avenue, #109
St. Paul, Minn. 55104
(651) 644-4848
www.familyequality.org

The Family Equality Council, previously known as Rainbow Families, provides support for LGBT parents in the Twin Cities. While the majority of their work focuses on facilitating equality for all families in Minnesota, they also offer several support groups for LGBT families, host an annual conference and hold a summer family camp at Pilgrim Point.

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