To Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Call 1-800-452-1999

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711 (Maine Relay)

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Child Welfare

Child and Family Services joins with families and the community to promote long-term safety, well-being, and permanent families for children. Visit our Programs and Services for a complete listing of services provided by Child Welfare

Adoption - Information and resources related to adoption in Maine.

Child Protection - Information on child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Includes information on parents rights, mandated reporters and more.

Agencies Requesting Child Protective Records Research - Information on procedures for authorized public and private agencies to request record searches required by state and federal legislation or state rules and regulations.

Foster Parenting - Resources and links related to foster care in Maine.
How to Become a Resource Parent - Adoptive and Foster Parent/Family

Teens - Information and resources for teens including information on Maine's Independent Living programs.

The Department of Health and Human Services released a report today completed by the Public Consulting Group on child welfare services. The report contains recommendations on improving policy and practices within the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS). OCFS is reviewing these and other recommendations.

Cover image of Child Welfare Evaluation and Business Process Redesign Report
Maine Office of Child and Family Services:
Child Welfare Evaluation and Business Process ReDesign
Final Report