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International Adoption Services

Getting Started

Requesting an adoption home study application by email or telephone starts the home study process with International Adoption Services -
phone: 952-893-1343

Once your application is received by either email attachment or by postal mail, it will be processed immediately.

Application processing steps:
  • Background search release forms and fingerprint cards will be sent to you by postal mail. The State of Minnesota requires background searches for everyone in the home age 13 and older. Persons in the home age 18 and older are required to provide finger prints cards.
  • Documents and instructions required for the home study will be sent to you by email. See Home Study for a list of these documents.
  • A social worker will be assigned and contact you to set up a home visit.