Adoption Connection

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114 NW 5th Street, Ste. 103
Ankeny, IA 50023

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Resource updated: August 22, 2019

Adoption Connection provides a variety of adoption-related services to families in Iowa, including pre-placement counseling, legal assistance, financial assistance, post-adoption support, and resources. Services are free and confidential to expectant/birth parents.

Bethany Christian Services

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1860 1st Avenue, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-832-2321

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Bethany Christian Services is based out of Des Moines and provides a variety of child and family services, including adoption. The location closest to the Louisa/Muscatine/Cedar County region is in Cedar Rapids. Adoption services include infant adoption, foster care, international adoption and pregnancy support before during and after the pregnancy and/or adoption.

Bethany for Children and Families- Adoption Services

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1202 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA 52802
563-324-9169

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Bethany for Children and Families provides adoption services to people who choose to adopt an infant. The agency also provides counseling and support to birth parents that choose to make an adoption plan. Post-adoptive services are available for birth parents and adoptive parents.

Center for Youth and Family Solutions

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1035 Lincoln Road, Suite 315
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(309) 788-9581

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

CYFS understands that both the needs of families seeking to adopt and the needs of children requiring forever families vary significantly. The CYFS Adoption Program offers options for creating forever families through four programs that make a powerful difference in the lives of children.

The Infant Adoption Program provides counseling, education and support to individuals or couples seeking to adopt an infant. Our adoptive parent training is approved by the State of Illinois and gives prospective parents insight into their emerging role as an adoptive parent. When a birth parent makes a personal choice regarding adoption, a CYFS pregnancy planning counselor helps her with adoption planning. Learn more about adopting through our Infant Adoption Program.

It is not only infants who need adoptive parents. In Illinois today, there are over 2,000 children currently in foster care who are legally available for adoption and need permanent families. Many of these children have experienced trauma as a result of abuse or serious neglect. In our Adopt Waiting Children Program, a trained adoption specialist works with the prospective parent of couple to assess their strengths. We match waiting children with forever families who can meet their needs and help them achieve their full potential. Find out more about adopting through our Adopt Waiting Children Program and Adoption Conversion – Adopting a Child Placed in Foster Care with You.

Families, Inc.-Adoption Home Studies

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233 S. 2nd Street
PO Box 130
West Branch, IA 52358

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

PRIVATE ADOPTION HOME STUDIES
Home and child custody studies can be purchased on a private pay basis. Call our office to discuss fees and procedures associated with completion of these studies.

Iowa Department of Human Services- Foster Care and Adoption (Muscatine County)

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1-877-272-0614 (general DHS numbers)

Fax: (563) 262-8614

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This website includes general DHS information regarding adoption and foster care. The links may redirect you to Iowa KidsNet for more information. Phone numbers listed are the main line for the Muscatine County office and you may have to request a transfer to someone specializing in foster care and adoption for the area.

Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA)

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Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association
6864 NE 14th Street, Suite 5
Ankeny, IA 50023

Para ayuda en espanol: 1-800-277-8145 ext. 1

Toll-Free Phone: 800-277-8145
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday- Friday 8am to 4:30pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

IFAPA is a nonprofit resource for foster, adoptive and kinship families in the state of Iowa. Membership for these individuals is free.

 

LifeLink Internation Adoption

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Edwards Congregational Church
3420 Jersey Ridge Road
Davenport, IA 52807
630-521-8281

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

LifeLink Adoption provides a variety of adoption services including international placement, home studies, assistance with domestic adoption, and post-adoption assistance.

National Adoption Hotline

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-923-6602

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The National Adoption Hotline provides answers to adoption-related questions both online and by phone. There are many resources and links available on the website as well as 24/7 support by phone.

Young House Family Services- Adoption and Inter-Country Adoption

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400 S. Broadway St.
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-752-4000

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Services include home studies and post-placement services to help families connect with needed resources.

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