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Adoption Agencies Albert Lea MN

When considering adoption, keep an open mind about whether to adopt domestically or internationally. There are children all around the world in need of good homes. Check below for related information, products and services.

Freeborn County Department Of Human Services
(507) 377-5480
Albert Lea, MN
 
Crossroads Adoption
(952) 831-5707
4600 West 77th Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption

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North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
(651) 644-3036
970 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN
 
HOPE Adoption & Family Services International, Inc.
(651) 439-2446
5850 Omaha Ave N
Oak Park Heights, MN
 
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
(612) 879-5230
2414 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption

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Mower County Department Of Human Services
(507) 437-9700
Austin, MN
 
New Life Family Services
(763) 323-3435
1902 5th Avenue
Anoka, MN
 
Summit Adoption Home Studies, Inc.
(651) 645-6657
1389 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona
(507) 454-2270
111 Market Street, Suite 2 · P.O. Box 379
Winona, MN
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption

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International Adoption Services
(952) 893-1343
4940 Viking Drive Suite 388
Edina, MN
 
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Adopted Child, Adopting an Older Child and Raising Adopted Children

Adopting an Older Child

Adoption is increasingly becoming an option for many parents. While it is a popular choice for single parents and same-sex couples who want to raise children, many opposite-sex couples are also making an active choice for adoption of older children.

Bringing home an older adopted child for the first time requires care. The first few weeks, especially, are crucial. Your approach during this time will significantly impact the relationship your adopted child will share with his or her new family. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Prepare your children in advance: If you already have children, it is important that you talk to them about the new arrival in advance. Prepare them on how they should interact with the adopted child.

  • Assert your role as parent: Establish your role as the parent right from day one. While this may seem difficult, it is important that you combine love with firmness and lay down rules for your child to follow. This is especially important with older kids.

  • Distribute chores and duties: Participating in household chores and duties will help your adopted child integrate with your family. It will also help prevent any resentment in your children.

  • Adapt to your adopted child's needs: Many older children who have been placed in foster care may have a history of neglect or abuse and may be averse to display of intimacy or touch. It is important that you respond sensitively...

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