Our counselors are willing to meet you wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you. No matter where you live in MN, a counselor could meet you in your home, out in the community, or in our office. We will talk with you about your individual situation, answer questions, and discuss the adoption process.


Adoption MN has many families for you to choose from. After you decide which family you are interested in, you can proceed however you’d like. You may call, email or meet with adoptive parents, or you can communicate your plan directly through your adoption counselor. browse waiting families»


Adoption MN can help you create an adoption plan that fits your needs. Your counselor will assist you in planning your hospital stay. You can decide on spending time with your baby and/or the adoptive parents, if that is what you desire. You can also create a plan for future contact with your child and the adoptive parents, that can include photos, updates and possible visits.


Adoption MN can refer you to an attorney who specializes in adoption law. This attorney is at no cost to you. Your attorney will talk with you about the legal process and make sure that you understand your rights.

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After you deliver, your hospital stay is “your time”. You can decide if you, and family or friends, will spend time with the baby. The adoptive parents can come to the hospital and you may or may not want to spend time with them, it’s up to you. Once the baby and you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, the baby goes home with the adoptive parents. We do not use foster care.


To complete the adoption process, birth parents need to consent to the adoption. The consent is a legal document that birth parents in MN cannot sign until between 72 hours after the birth of the baby, and up until 60 days after birth. Once this consent is signed, it isn’t final until 10 working days after signature.


Your counselor will be available to talk and meet with you before, during and after the adoption placement for as long as you need support.