Adoption

Children Waiting for Adoption
Children in need of a permanent home can be of any age. Many have physical and / or emotional disabilities, including special needs, because of the abuse that has occurred in their life. Sometimes there are brothers and sisters that hope to stay together. Race / ethnicity may vary as well.

Becoming an Adoptive Parent
If your family has decided that you would like to adopt, you will need to complete a home study. Wright County Human Services participates in the Public / Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) program. Through this initiative, the Minnesota Department of Human Services contracts with private adoption agencies to complete home studies for families interested in adopting children through the child welfare system.

To gain further information about this type of adoption and to begin the home study process, please contact a private agency participating in this initiative. A list of these agencies can be found at Minnesota Adoption Resource Network. All costs associated with adoption completion for Minnesota’s Waiting Children are paid for or reimbursed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Adoption Support Group Information
Support group meetings are designed for concurrent foster care providers, people in the process of adoption, and people who have completed adoption. There is an activity group provided for children age 10 and older. Child care for younger children is available during the meetings at the Monticello Community Center for a small fee.

Meetings
  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of every month
  • Monticello Community Center
    505 Walnut St.
    Monticello, MN 55362
More Information
Contact us via email, or call Brandi Kirkpatrick at 763-684-2318 for more information. Our office is located in Buffalo in the Human Services Center. A map and address to the office are available online for your convenience.

Other Helpful Resources
Information about adoption resources statewide can be found on the following websites: