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North Homes Children and Family Services Contact Info:


Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Deer River, Duluth

Since 1998, North Homes Children and Family Services has successfully provided adoption services for children from birth to age 17, under State or Tribal guardianship.  As a Public Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) agency, North Homes focuses on the placement of children 12 and older.  Grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services allows North Homes to offer, at virtually no cost, adoptive placement and child specific services to Minnesota children and families through the Minnesota Waiting Program.

Minnesota Waiting Children are under State or Tribal guardianship, and North Homes goal is to match older children and sibling groups with permanent, loving families.  Minnesota Waiting Children qualify for financial assistance after adoption finalization which may include a monthly payment and Medical Assistance benefits.

Families wanting to pursue Minnesota Waiting Children are required to be licensed for foster care and must complete a 16-hour Pre-Adopt training prior to beginning the adoption process.  North Homes is here to support families by providing agency orientation and match and placement education throughout their adoption journey.  Post adoption services are available, if they are needed.

Please visit to learn more about us.  You may contact Licensing at 218-751-0282 to inquire or start the process


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