State Adoption Information Websites
 
Author(s): National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
Year Published:    2005

These results are current as of: August 22, 2005

Alaska
  Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Website:  http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/Adoptions/default.htm
 

Alabama
  Alabama Department of Human Resources
Website:  http://www.dhr.state.al.us/page.asp?pageid=306
 

Arkansas
  Arkansas Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/adoption/adoption.html
 

Arizona
  Arizona Department of Economic Security
Website:  http://www.de.state.az.us/dcyf/adoption/default.asp
Spanish Information on Website:  http://www.de.state.az.us/dcyf/adoption/spanish.asp
 

California
  California Department of Social Services
Website:  http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/CFSDAdopti_309.htm
 

Colorado
  Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
Website:  http://www.changealifeforever.org/adoption.asp
 

Connecticut
  Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Website:  http://www.state.ct.us/dcf/FASU/FASU_index.htm
 

District of Columbia
  District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
Website:  http://dhs.dc.gov/dhs/cwp/view,a,3,q,492397,dhsNav,|30989|.asp
 

  District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
Website:  http://dhs.dc.gov/dhs/cwp/view,a,3,q,492397,dhsNav,|30989|.asp
 

Delaware
  Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF)
Website:  http://www.state.de.us/kids/adoption.htm
 

Florida
  Florida Department of Children and Families
Website:  http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/adoption/
 

Georgia
  Georgia Department of Human Resources
Website:  http://www.adoptions.dhr.state.ga.us
 

Hawaii
  Hawaii Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.hawaii.gov/dhs/Media%20Advisory%20Q&A.html
 

Iowa
  Iowa Department of Human Services -- Division of Adult, Children & Family Services (DHS)
Website:  http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/dhs2005/dhs_homepage/children_family/adoption/index.html
 

Idaho
  Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Website:  http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3334/DesktopDefault.aspx
 

Illinois
  Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Website:  http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/adoption/index.shtml
 

Indiana
  Indiana Division of Family and Children
Website:  http://www.in.gov/fssa/adoption/
 

Kansas
  Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Children and Family Policy Division
Website:  http://www.srskansas.org/services/adoption.htm
 

Kentucky
  Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS)
Website:  http://cfc.state.ky.us/help/adoption.asp
 

Louisiana
  Louisiana Department of Social Services
Website:  http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/ocs/child_welfare.html#Adoption_Services
 

Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Department of Social Services
Website:  http://www.mass.gov/portal/index.jsp?pageID=eohhs2subtopic&L=4&sid=Eeohhs2&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Family+Services&L3=Adoption
 

Maryland
  Maryland Department of Human Resources
Website:  http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ssa/adopt.htm
 

Maine
  Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHS - BCFS)
Website:  http://www.afamilyforme.org/adopt.html
 

Michigan
  Michigan Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.michigan.gov/fia/1,1607,7-124-5452_7116---,00.html
 

Minnesota
  Minnesota Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/childint/programs/Adoption/default.htm
 

Missouri
  Missouri Department of Social Services
Website:  http://www.dss.mo.gov/cd/adopt.htm
 

Mississippi
  Mississippi Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_adopt.html
 

Montana
  Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Website:  http://www.dphhs.state.mt.us/aboutus/divisions/childfamilyservices/adoption/adoptioninmontana.shtml
 

North Carolina
  North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Website:  http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/adopt/
 

North Dakota
  North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS)
Website:  http://www.state.nd.us/humanservices/services/childfamily/adoption/
 

Nebraska
  Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services -- Office of Protection and Safety
Website:  http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/chs/adp/adpindex.htm
 

New Hampshire
  New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Website:  http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/FCADOPTION/default.htm
 

New Jersey
  New Jersey Department of Human Services -- Division of Youth and Family Services
Website:  http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/adoption/adopt.html
 

New Mexico
  New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families
Website:  http://www.cyfd.org/index.htm
 

Nevada
  Nevada Department of Human Resources
Website:  http://dcfs.state.nv.us/page33.html
 

New York
  New York State Office of Children and Family Services/Adoption Service (OCFS/NYSAS)
Website:  http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt
 

Ohio
  Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Website:  http://jfs.ohio.gov/oapl/index.htm
 

Oklahoma
  Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.okdhs.org/adopt
 

  Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.okdhs.org/adopt
 

Oregon
  Oregon Department of Human Services -- Office of Permanency for Children and of Training
Website:  http://www.dhs.state.or.us/children/adoption/
 

Pennsylvania
  Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Website:  http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/Child/AdoptionFosterCare/003670363.htm
 

Puerto Rico
  Puerto Rico Department of Family
Spanish Information on Website:  http://serviciosenlinea.gobierno.pr/CitizenPortal/123-004-006-000.htm
 

Rhode Island
  Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (RIDCYF)
Website:  http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/adoption.htm
 

South Carolina
  South Carolina Department of Social Services
Website:  http://www.state.sc.us/dss/adoption/index.html
 

South Dakota
  South Dakota Department of Social Services
Website:  http://www.state.sd.us/social/cps/adoption/index.htm
 

Tennessee
  Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Website:  http://www.state.tn.us/youth/children/foster/index.htm
Spanish Information on Website:  http://w4.systranlinks.com/trans?systran_lp=en_es&systran_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.state.tn.us%2Fyouth%2Fadoption%2Findex.htm
 

Texas
  Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Website:  http://www.tdprs.state.tx.us/Adoption_and_Foster_Care/About_Adoption/default.asp
 

Utah
  Utah Department of Human Services
Website:  http://www.hsdcfs.utah.gov/adoption.htm
 

Virginia
  Virginia Department Of Social Services
Website:  http://www.dss.state.va.us/family/adoption.html
 

Vermont
  Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Website:  http://www.path.state.vt.us/cwyj/adoption/
 

Washington
  Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS )
Website:  http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/adopt/intro.asp
 

Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Website:  http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/children/adoption/index.htm
 

West Virginia
  West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Website:  http://www.wvdhhr.org/oss/adoption/
 

Wyoming
  Wyoming Department of Family Services
Website:  http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/adoption.html
 

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