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Adoption Agencies Yankton SD

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.

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (LSS)
(605) 221-2346
621 East Presentation Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
South Dakota Department of Social Services
(605) 773-3227
Department of Child Protective Services
Pierre, SD
 
Catholic Social Services
(605) 348-6086
918 5th Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Children's Home Society (CHS)
(605) 334-6004
PO Box 1749 801 N Sycamore Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Bethany Christian Services of Eastern South Dakota
(605) 336-6999
400 S Sycamore Ave Ste 105-2
Sioux Falls, SD
 
New Horizons Adoption Agency
(507) 878-3200
27213 473rd Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (LSS)
(605) 221-2346
621 East Presentation Street
Sioux Falls, SD
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 Family Services
(605) 334-9861
523 N. Duluth Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
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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All About U Adoptions, Inc. (AAU)
(605) 949-2507
AAU-Barb Pearson-Cramer PO Box 158
Faulkton, SD
Adoptable Races
Caucasian Adoptions
Biracial Adoptions
African Adoptions
Asian Adoptions
Hispanic Adoptions
Other Races
Adoption Services
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
Infant Adoption

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Catholic Family Services
(605) 334-9861
523 N. Duluth Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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