CONSIDERING ADOPTION?

Our birth parent counselors can help you plan for your adoption
Adoption Minnesota allows you to make all the key decisions about your pregnancy, your baby and your adoption. You will have as much information, help and time as you need to decide on a family to adopt your baby. We will be there to help you during the pregnancy, birth and for as long as you want after the adoption.
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Free Services For Birthmothers

Counseling and support is provided to birth parents at no cost to them. A counselor can come to you anywhere in Minnesota. They can meet you in your home, out in the community or in our office. They are available to talk or meet whenever it’s convenient for you.

Birth mothers can get help with expenses that can include rent, food, phone payment and maternity clothes.

Birth Mothers can get help with transportation cost to and from medical appointments or to meetings at our agency.

A birth mother will have her own attorney at no cost to her. The lawyer is there to make sure that you know your rights and understand the legal process.

Birth mothers can get help with uninsured medical bills from the pregnancy and birth. If you need help in finding a doctor or in seeking medical insurance, a counselor can assist you.

Common Questions

Can I choose a family for my baby?

Yes. We have a variety of adoptive parents to choose from, or if you already know a family we can work with that situation as well.

Can I get information about the child after the adoption?

Yes. You and the adoptive parents will create an agreement about exchanging future information. This can include receiving letters and pictures on a regular basis, and the possibility of having visits with the child and adoptive parents through the years.

Does the birth father have to be involved in the adoption?

In Minnesota, it is not legally required to involve the birth father unless you are married to him, living with him at the time of birth or placement, or his name goes on the baby’s birth certificate.

How long do I have to change my mind about placing my baby for adoption?

You can change your mind about placing your baby until your written consent becomes final. In Minnesota the earliest a birth parent can sign a consent is at 72 hours after the baby is born, and you must sign within 60 days from birth. You have 10 working days from the date you sign the consent before it becomes final and irrevocable.

Can I get help with my expenses?

Minnesota law allows the adoptive parents to help pay for

  • counseling,
  • legal fees and
  • pregnancy related living expenses.

Our Adoption Process

  • MEET WITH A CASE WORKER
  • CHOOSE A FAMILY
  • CREATE ADOPTION PLAN
  • Adoption Step - Place Baby
    PLACE BABY
  • ON-GOING SUPPORT
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MEET WAITING FAMILIES

African American Adoptive Family
Adoption Minnesota Waiting Family
Same sex adoptive parents

WE HAVE A VARIETY OF FAMILIES TO CHOOSE FROM. MOST OF OUR FAMILIES ARE LOCATED IN MINNESOTA AND ARE OPEN TO HAVING ONGOING COMMUNICATION AND/OR CONTACT IF YOU CHOOSE.

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PREGNANT? CONTACT US

We are located in Minnesota and can come to you no matter where you live in the state. You may contact us anytime, we’re here to help!

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800-444-3443

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612-405-6505

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You are not alone.

Adoption Minnesota has been helping birthmothers place their children for adoption for 26 years. Read their courageous stories.