- Adoption Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about adoption in South Dakota.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of South Dakota.
- DSS Offices
Find your local DSS office using the drop down menu.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT Adoption laws in South Dakota.
- Licensed Private Adoption Agencies
Contact information for private adoption agencies in South Dakota.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Provides information on upcoming pre-service PRIDE training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in South Dakota.
- Adoption Services
Learn more about adopting through DSS in South Dakota.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding South Dakota’s Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Children’s Home Society
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in South Dakota.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on South Dakota to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting South Dakota children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information on ICPC process in South Dakota, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
- South Dakota ICPC Process
DSS outlines the documents required for an out-of-state placement.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select South Dakota to view more information on adoption assistance in South Dakota, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Records
Provides information on how to access South Dakota adoption records.
- Children’s Home Society
Children’s Home Society provides post-adoption services to families and children, including therapy, assessments, support, school consultation, and respite care.
- South Dakota Adoption Subsidy Program
Provides general information on South Dakota’s adoption subsidy program.
- South Dakota Adoption Subsidy Program FAQs
Commonly asked questions about South Dakota’s adoption subsidy program.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in South Dakota.
- Support Groups
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for contact information for South Dakota’s support group Parents of Adopted Children (PAC).
- 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.