Getting Started | Searching for Children | Pre-Placement | Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children


  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information on ICPC process in Missouri, including contact information for state ICPC offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

  • Adoption Assistance
    Select Missouri to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Missouri, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
  • Adoption Events
    DSS provides a calendar of adoption events taking place in Missouri.
  • Adoptive Parent Network
    Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association provides counseling referrals, support groups, and education assistance.
  • CHS Counseling
    Children's Home Society provides counseling to adoptive families. The accept Missouri Medicaid.
  • CHS Support Groups
    Children's Home Society provides support groups for adoptive parents, grandparents, school-age children and adolescents, and a therapeutic support group for children in need of more structure.
  • CHS Training Opportunities
    Children's Home Society offers various training classes. Contact them for more information on upcoming trainings.
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Events Calendar
    Calendar of events hosted by Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.
  • Foster & Adoption Care Coalition Respite Care
    Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition will periodically provide free respite services to families for an afternoon. Selection is based on a lottery and registration is required.
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Support Groups
    Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition provides support groups to adoptive families and teenagers.
  • Missouri Adoption Subsidy Program
    DSS provides information on Missouri's Adoption Subsidy Program.
  • Resource Center
    Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association provides a resource center for families to check out books on adoption. It also provides a free clothing closet for foster parents who need clothes for children just placed in their care, and a prom closet for foster parents who have teens going to prom or another special event.
  • Support Groups
    List of adoption groups, courtesy of Adopt Us Kids.
  • State Subsidy Information
    NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Missouri.