Lying just south of Minneapolis, the city of Bloomington has a lot to offer for everyone, including adopting parents and expecting mothers. If you are looking to adopt or considering placing a child for adoption in Bloomington, Minnesota, the following collection of information will help you with all of your adoption needs.
For more detailed information on laws and regulations, visit our Minnesota adoption page.
Adoption Agencies and Professionals near Bloomington
Whether you are ready to begin the adoption process or are simply looking for more adoption information, local adoption professionals can be great resources for the services and support you need. The following adoption agencies are located near Bloomington and are experienced in meeting the needs of adoptive and birth parents in Minnesota:
Become a Bloomington Foster Parent
Foster parent qualifications are determined by the state. To become a foster parent in Minnesota, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete foster parent application
- Pass a background check and home study
- Attend mandatory foster parent training
- Obtain foster parenting license
If you need more information or if you are ready to begin the foster care or foster-to-adopt process in Rochester, contact one of these nearby agencies:
Home Study Providers
Whether you choose domestic infant adoption or foster care, you will need to complete a home study that meets Minnesota laws and requirements.
The Minnesota home study process includes personal interviews, home visits, criminal history checks and more. For help with your Minnesota home study, contact one of your state-licensed professionals:
- International Adoption Services
Located in Edina, this non-profit, Minnesota-licensed agency is qualified and willing to work with families adopting internationally or domestically.
- New Horizons Adoption Agency
New Horizons will help you complete your Minnesota home study and provide you with counseling, education, and any other adoption services you need.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Minnesota home study providers.
Hospitals near Bloomington
As the due date for the baby approaches, mothers pursuing adoption should begin planning their hospital and labor experience. By working with your adoption specialist and healthcare provider, you can be sure to have a positive hospital stay. When making a hospital plan, consider where you would like to give birth, who you want there with you, and how much you would like to see your baby.
As you consider where you want to give birth, contact one of the following healthcare providers or parenting centers:
- The Mother Baby Center
902 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
- Amma Parenting Center
3511 Hazelton Road
Edina MN 55435
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
- Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue S.
Edina, MN 55435
Adoption Laws and Requirements
Whether you are a family looking to adopt or a prospective birth mother, you must abide by the laws and regulations of your state to properly complete your adoption. For detailed information, you can view our How to Adopt in Minnesota page, or read below for an overview of laws pertaining to birth parents and adoptive families:
Laws for Birth Parents:
Minnesota law requires that a prospective birth mother wait 72 hours after giving birth to consent to the adoption of her child. The parental rights of the child’s father must also be terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily. If you have questions about how your child’s birth father and his rights, visit the birth parent section of our Adoption in Minnesota page.
Laws for Adoptive Families:
Any adult who has lived in Minnesota for at least one year is allowed to adopt in the state, provided that they complete a home study. In addition to state laws, you may also have to meet other requirements put in place by your adoption professional.
See our Minnesota adoption information for more on adoption laws regarding birth parent expenses, finalization, and more.
County Court Information
At the end of the adoption process, every adoption must be legally finalized in court. Once you have met all the requirements, your adoption professional will let you know when to appear for your hearing and what to do.
If you are adopting in Bloomington, Minnesota, find information about local legal proceedings at the Hennepin County District Court page.
Things to Do in Bloomington
If you are traveling to Bloomington to adopt, you should expect to remain in the state of Minnesota for 7-10 business days. During that time, here are some things you can do in and around Bloomington: