Iowa Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children

  • Iowa Kids Net
    Photo listing featuring waiting children in Iowa.
  • WWK Recruiters
    Scroll down and click on Iowa to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Iowa children.
  • Heart Gallery Of America
    Photo lists of waiting children


  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information on ICPC process in Iowa, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
  • Lifebooks
    IFAPA provides parents with free lifebook pages.
  • Welcome Books
    IFAPA provides parents with free welcome book pages.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

  • Adoption Assistance
    Select Iowa to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Iowa courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
  • Adoption Resources from IFAPA
    Resources include training, adoption tax credit information, transition information, books, crisis referrals, and national resources.
  • Adoption Respite
    IFAPA provides information on adoption respite program. Families are eligible for adoption respite only if their child is receiving an adoption subsidy from the state of Iowa.
  • Events Calendar
    A calendar of upcoming DHS events. Families can learn more about adoption events where they can meet waiting children in Iowa and their workers.
  • FAIR
    Information on IFAPA’s FAIR program. FAIR stands for Foster Allegation Information Resource. Foster and adoptive parents who have had an allegation filed against them can contact the FAIR resource line with questions about the assessment process.
  • IFAPA Newsletters
    Quarterly newsletters published by IFAPA on upcoming training, events, articles, and other information foster and adoptive families may find helpful.
  • IFAPA Publications
    IFAPA provides foster and adoptive parents with publications on a variety of topics. Publication topics include confidentiality guide, cool down chart, journals, court guide, subsidy information, transracial parenting, and more.
  • Peer Liaisons
    Information on IFAPA’s Peer Liaison program. Peer Liaisons are mentors to foster families across the state, providing support and guidance.
  • Resource Information Specialist
    Contact information for IFAPA’s two Resource Information Specialists. The Resource Information Specialists provide information on a variety of topics to foster adoptive families, and are available to answer foster care and adoption questions.
  • State Subsidy Information
    NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Iowa.
  • Support Locator
    Find a support group near you.
  • Attachment and Trauma Specialists
    A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
  • Behavioral care treatment centers
    A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
  • Adoption Therapists
    A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
  • Child Care Resources
    A compiled a list of child-care resources
  • Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
    A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
  • Counseling Resources
    A compiled list of counseling resources
  • Kid Counseling
    A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
  • Kinship Care
    Kinship programs and information
  • Medical Resources
    Health and medical resources
  • NPEN National Parenting Education Network
    A list of programs by state
  • NOFAS FASD Support
    State resources and support group information
  • Trauma Counseling
    A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
  • Online Support Groups
    A list of online support group resources
  • Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
    Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
  • Special Health Care Needs
    Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.

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