- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Missouri
- CHS Pre-Service Training
Children’s Home Society of Missouri provides STARS training to foster and adoptive families.
- DSS Offices
Contact information for county DSS’ offices.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Missouri.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Contact your county Children’s Division to learn more about STARS pre-service training classes.
- Private Adoption Agencies
Adopt Us Kids compiled a list of private adoption agencies in Missouri.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Missouri.
- Steps to Adoption
Missouri Heart Gallery outlines the steps to becoming an adoptive parent in Missouri.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Missouri Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DSS 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
- Adoption Exchange
Scroll down and check Missouri to search for waiting children.
- Heart Gallery featuring Missouri’s waiting children.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Missouri to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Missouri children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting 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.
- 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 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.