Rochester Adoption & Foster Care Resources
Prospective adoptive parents and expecting mothers in Rochester may have questions about how to pursue an adoption in the area. If you live in Rochester, Minnesota, or are looking to adopt from there, you can find resources and professionals right in your area. More information on adoption laws and processes in your state can be found on the Adoption in Minnesota web page. The information here will offer you resources that can help you with your adoption in Rochester, Minnesota.
Adoption Agencies and Professionals in RochesterAdoption agencies are professionals that provide full pre- and post-adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families. By working with an agency, you can receive counseling, education, assistance with finding a match, and guidance through each step of the process. If you are interested in working with an agency or professional near you, you can contact one of the following Rochester professionals:
- New Life Family Services
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona
- Dilaveri Law Firm
- Ryan & Grinde, Ltd.
Become a Foster Parent in RochesterFoster 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
Completing the Home Study in RochesterThe home study is an important step in every foster care and adoption journey. The Rochester home study process includes personal interviews with all members of the household (as age appropriate), criminal records and child abuse registry checks, a safety inspection of the home, and collection of important documents. For more information about home study requirements in Minnesota, visit our state adoption page. When you are ready to begin the home study process, contact a legally qualified home study provider in Minnesota: In Minnesota:
- New Horizons Adoption Agency 507-526-3518 Along with its home study services, this Minnesota-licensed agency can provide you with any adoption-related guidance you need.
Hospitals in RochesterIf you are pregnant and considering adoption, you will eventually need to create a hospital plan. This tells your adoption specialist, your healthcare provider, and the adoptive family what kind of hospital experience you want to have when it is time to have the baby. As you consider your hospital plan, you can find information about some Rochester hospitals below:
- Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus 201 West Center Street Rochester, Minnesota 55902 507-266-7890
- Olmsted Medical Center 210 Ninth Street SE Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-3443