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 MN Adopt. All costs associated with adoption completion for Minnesota’s Waiting Children are paid for or reimbursed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

More Information


Contact us via email, or call Brandi Kirkpatrick at 763-684-2318 or Lynnie Rositas at 763-682-7443 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: 
  • Foster Care Information
  • Mainstreet Family Services, Elk River, MN - Adoption support groups
  • MN Adopt
    • View confidential profiles of current MN Waiting Children ready for adoption
    • Resources for prospective adoptive parents, including information on private agencies who provide home studies.