Child Welfare Offices

Child Welfare Offices

Child welfare agencies can help you understand the adoption laws, regulations, and procedures of your state of residence or of any other state. Accordingly, you may want to contact the local child welfare agency, such as the Department of Human Resources, Department of Public Welfare, or the Department of Child Protective Services. The professionals in these offices can be very helpful.  Please click on the appropriate state in the box below to contact your state child welfare agency.

Child Welfare Offices in All 50 States

Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona Nevada
Arkansas New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
Florida North Dakota
Georgia Ohio
Hawaii Oklahoma
Idaho Oregon
Illinois Pennsylvania
Indiana Rhode Island
Iowa South Carolina
Kansas South Dakota
Kentucky Tennessee
Louisiana Texas
Maine Utah
Maryland Vermont
Massachusetts Virginia
Michigan Washington
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Wisconsin
Missouri Wyoming

Additional Areas of Interest

Adoption Exchanges and Photolists will tell you about children currently in the foster care system who are available for adoption.

Child Health Insurance Program provides free health insurance.

Child Nutrition Programs provide access to nutrition information and free and low-cost food.

Department of Health can provide health and nutrition information and help with parenting concerns.

Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition programs and early intervention programs.

State Adoption Contacts can put you in touch with the child adoption specialists and child adoption program in each state.

Government Assistance Programs

We are committed to helping you, other adopting families, mothers to be, birth mothers and children. As part of this commitment we have built two databases of information. One for adopting families and a second for pregnant women and birthmothers. Each is suited to the unique needs of the individual needing help. Click this link for government assistance programs for adopting families. Or click the following link for government assistance programs for birthmothers and pregnant women.