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Private Agencies

Private “For Fee” Agencies

Private agencies that facilitate adoption do charge fees for adoptions. Please call them directly for their fees.
DHS list of licensed adoption agencies
Call Foster Adopt Minnesota at 612-861-7115 with questions about choosing or working with a private agency.

Private “No Fee” Agencies

No-fee adoption services for children with special needs are provided through the Public Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI), a collaboration of the Department of Human Services and six Minnesota nonprofit child-placing agencies.
See listing below.

PPAI Private AgenciesOffice Locations
Ampersand FamiliesSt. Paul
Children’s Home Society St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Ortonville
Evolve Family Services Stillwater, West St. Paul
Nexus-Kindred Family Healing Shoreview, Rochester, Cloquet, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Buffalo
Lutheran Social Service St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Ortonville
North Homes Children and Family Services Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Deer River, Duluth
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