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Local Adoption Agencies
- A Gift of Hope Inc.
303 North Stadium Blvd., Suite 200, Columbia, MO, 65203. (573) 356-0025
- Adoption Solutions, Inc.
612 Washington Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. (573) 632-6646
- Lutheran Family & Children’s Services
307 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 815-9955
- Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division
212 Portland Avenue, Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 441-5952
National and International Agencies
Adopting.org maintains information on the many different aspects of domestic and international adoption and is hosted by adoption professionals and volunteers.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
Maintains a searchable National Foster Care & Adoption Directory which provides adoption and foster care resources listed by state
- Intercountry Adoption
This site provides information on the adoption process, specific country information, visas and general adoption resources.
Post Adoption Support
- The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association
Not-for-profit agency that educates, supports and advocates for foster and adoptive children, youth and families in central Missouri by offering services and partnering with community and governmental agencies to develop healthy and self-sufficient individuals and families. Reach them by phone here: (573) 476-6039
- Columbia Adoption Project
The Columbia Adoption Project is a not-for-profit group whose mission is to support and equip families in the Columbia, MO area through the various stages of adoption and foster care. They offer support groups for families involved in adoption and foster care, education and awareness activities and maintain a website with additional resources and adoption information. Reach them by email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial and Legal Resources
- Adoption Subsidy Guide
The Adoption Subsidy Guide was created by the North American Council on Adoptive Children to educate parents and professionals on Title IV-E Adoption Assistance in the United States.
- State Adoption Subsidy Profiles
The state adoption subsidy profiles allows “retrieval of the specific eligibility, benefit, funding and other characteristics of your state’s adoption subsidy program.”
- A Child Waits Foundation
A financial resource for those seeking international adoption loans. Provides low interest loans for families who have exhausted other financial options and could not proceed with their adoption without help.
- The Gift of Adoption Fund
Gift of Adoption Fund provides “grants that put adoption in reach: in reach for the 140 million children worldwide in need of families, for qualified parents yearning to adopt, and for those of us who want to do something concrete to move a child from a dire situation into a life of hope and promise.”
- Child Welfare Information
A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this organization provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice.
- State of Missouri Adoption Links
The State of Missouri maintains a website with information about adoption and official government adoption forms, as well as a state published guide to the adoption process in Missouri.
- Missouri adoption laws
“Welcome Home.” A state of Missouri publication that helps educate Missourians who are considering adoption. Includes information on Missouri statutes related to adoption.