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On any given day, more than 30 Ramsey County children and teens are waiting for an adoptive family. They are children who have come into foster care and are not able to return to their birth parents’ home.

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Become an adoptive parent

While many children and teens are adopted by relatives or foster parents, some children need to find forever homes with a family they don’t know yet.

Step 1: Make contact, ask questions, learn more

Step 2: Licensing and approval

Step 3: Matching process begins

Step 4: Pre-adoptive placement and adoption finalization

Step 5: Ongoing support