Child Welfare


  • Maine's Waiting Children External site disclaimer - Browse or search a photolisting of the children in the care of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services awaiting adoption.
  • 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.
  • Are You Interested? - An online form that can be submitted to Maine adoption staff to get more information about the child you are interested in.
  • Maine Adoption Reunion Registry - How adoptees and their birth families can attempt a reunion.
  • Adoptive/Foster Families External site disclaimer - Provides support services for adoptive and foster parents, and kinship providers.
  • National Kids External site disclaimer - A tool for connecting foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States.
  • A Family for Me - Maine Heart Gallery.


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