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Hand in Hand International Adoptions, Saint Paul MN

  • Agency Name
  • Hand in Hand International Adoptions
  • Agency Location
  • 1360 University Avenue West #176
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
  • Contact Phone
  • (651) 917-0384
  • Contact Name
  • Karin Link
  • License Number
  • 1008275
  • Services Offered
  • International Adoption Placement and Homestudy Services
  • Description
  • The Minnesota office for the adoption agency Hand In Hand International Adoptions is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota and the second largest city in the state. Minnesota has a rich history of international adoption, having been one of the first states in the nation to have international adoption laws. There are many adoptive families in Minnesota and a large population of interracial families. Adoptive families residing in Minnesota are also fortunate to have the University of Minnesota International Adoption Clinic just across the river in Minneapolis and a wonderful resource network called MN Adopt (mnadopt.org), which is a non-profit program contracted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services dedicated to supporting and sustaining families who adopt by providing online resources and referrals to therapeutic and crisis services, support groups, adoption information, and comprehensive training opportunities.
  • Adoption Process
  • Step 1: If you reside in one of the states in which Hand In Hand has licensed offices (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, or Minnesota) we invite you to attend a free orientation hosted by Hand In Hand. Our orientation sites, dates and times are listed on our news page, or you may contact the office nearest you for more information. If you reside in another state, you may request an information packet or contact our administrative office in Tucson, Arizona, and you will work directly with the Hand In Hand Program Director for your desired country. Step 2: If you choose to adopt through Hand In Hand, you must submit a completed application with application fee, a copy of your most recent tax return, a signed fee agreement for the specific country, a signed disclosure statement, and a snapshot photo of you and your family. Step 3: Upon receipt and acceptance of your application, Hand In Hand will send you an invitation to attend our mandatory pre-adoptive parent group training sessions (if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana or Minnesota). The agency requires 30-35 hours of training, with the structure of the training varying with the state. If you reside in a state other than Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana or Minnesota, training will be provided by the licensed agency in your state that will be doing your home study. Areas of education provided by Hand In Hand include Immigration, the home study process, paperwork processing, types of children available, attachment and bonding, trans-racial and trans-cultural adoptions, medical considerations, core issues in adoption, parenting skills, and more. Step 4: With our guidance, you will be busy collecting medical reports, original birth certificates, marriage/divorce certificates, employment verification, physical examination forms, and other documents needed to build your dossier. Each country has its own requirements for dossier documents, and we will assist you with each one. Step 5: Once a portion
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