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North Homes Children and Family Services


Grand Rapids:
1880 River Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-3000

4225 Technology Dr. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 751-0282
Fax: (218) 751-0870

Deer River:
313 Main Ave. E
Deer River, MN 56636
Phone: (844) 466-3720
Fax: (218) 246-9849

324 West Superior St. Suite 150
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 733-3000
Fax: (218) 733-3079


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 Permanency Collaboration (PPPC) 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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