To begin the process of becoming an adoptive parent to a Waiting Child, you will need to complete a home study. Beltrami County Health and 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 waiting children through the child welfare system.
For further information about this type of adoption and to begin the home study process, please contact a private agency participating in PPAI . A list of these agencies can be found at Foster Adopt Minnesota and have also been linked. Costs associated with the adoption for Minnesota’s Waiting Children are paid for or reimbursed by the MN Department of Human Services.