On this page:
- A Guide to Adoption Services in Maine - A list of licensed private adoption agencies in Maine, Maine adoption placement services, adoptive family support groups and other related adoption services.
- How Do I Adopt? - This is the step by step process for adopting a child in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Maine Adoption Reunion Registry - How adoptees and their birth families can attempt a reunion.
- Maine's Waiting Children - A photo listing of the children in the care of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services awaiting adoption.
- Children's Behavioral Health Services - Providing services to children with special needs, including developmental disabilities/delays, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)/autism, substance abuse and mental health disorders.
- Children Behavioral Health Services Provider list
- Katie Beckett Option - Katie Beckett is a MaineCare option for children with serious health conditions. It is one of the many ways your child can get MaineCare.
- Child Care Tax Credits - Tax credits that can benefit families with young children.
- Finding Child Care - Types of child care available in Maine and how to go about choosing child care.
- Child Care Facility Search - Statewide search for facilities in Maine
- Paying for Child Care - Ways to help families pay for child care.
- Child Care Licensing
- Choosing Child Care (Adobe PDF*) (free viewer)
- Abuse - Report Child Abuse - the child abuse hotline is staffed 24 hours a day.
- Child Abuse Action Network - the Child Abuse Action Network (CAAN) is a multi-disciplinary, public and private sector committee committed to enhancing the professional and public response to child abuse in Maine.
- Handbook for Parents - describes rights parents have during a child abuse and neglect assessment.
- Mandated Reporters - information and resources for people who are required by law to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation.
- Foster Parenting - Department of Health and Human Services information about and links to information about adoptive and foster parenting.
- Levels of Care - A process for assessing the service needs of all Maine children currently in foster care and new children entering foster care.
- Head Start - Serving children from birth to age five whose families meet the Federal poverty guidelines.
- Head Start Locator - Federal Administration for Children and Families Search page - Find a Head Start program in Maine
- Independent Living - Information and resources for older youth in the custody, or continued care of DHHS. Includes information on the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, Independent Living, and more.
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