- Adoption Process
Iowa Kids net provides information on beginning the adoption process in Iowa.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for the state of Iowa.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Iowa.
- Licensed Adoption Agencies
List of licensed, private adoption agencies in Iowa. Scroll down to <strong>Licensing Rules</strong> and click DHS maintains a complete list of child-placing agencies and group foster care facilities in Iowa to download the Excel document.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Iowa Kids Net provides an overview of 30-hour PS-MAPP pre-service training.
- Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Indiana.
- Quick Reference Guide
Quick reference guide for foster and adoptive families that covers all phases of the adoption process.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Iowa Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DHS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
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.
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.
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.
Events and Activities
- Cultural Events
- Summer Activities
A listing of local activities
- Adoption Events Calendar from Iowa KidsNet
A calendar of upcoming DHS events. Families can learn more about adoption events where they can meet waiting children in Iowa and their workers