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Programs that provide information about the different types of adoption that are available as options and the requirements and procedures for adopting another individual for birth parents, adoptive parents and people who have been adopted. (AIRS PH-0300.0400 Adoption Information/Referrals) Includes programs that participate in arranging permanent homes under new legal parentage for individuals whose birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care. (AIRS PH-0300 Adoption Services)

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Great Falls, MT 59403
Phone: 406-761-4341
Organization Name: Lutheran Social Services of Montana
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Address:
Great Falls, MT 59403
Phone: 406-761-4341
Toll Free Phone: 800-726-3083
Fax: 888-971-4021
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Lutheran Social Services of Montana is a non-profit organization offering birth parent counseling, adoptive family preparation, mental health services, search and reunion services, and post adoption counseling. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Provider Profiles:

While there is not a physical location established in Great Falls, there is a staff member in this area who is available to meet with individuals.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
4405 7th Ave. South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-454-2796
Address:
4405 7th Ave. South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-454-2796
Fax: 406-268-6765
Languages Spoken: English
Services Provided: Adoption information, Family Support, General Foster Care, Support Group
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/27/2017
Statewide Provider
Helena, MT
Phone: 866-936-7837
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services
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Address:
Helena, MT
Phone: 866-936-7837
Toll Free Phone: 866-936-7837
Eligibility: Anyone who is at least 18 years of age and in good physical and mental health may apply to become a foster parent. Single people, couples, people with or without children, all may be eligible.
Services Provided: The Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) of the state Department of Public Health and Human Services is responsible for providing protective services to children. Foster care is one such service. The children who are placed in foster care by CFSD range in age from infants to teenagers. They come from many different backgrounds and reflect the cultural diversity of the state.

Foster parents are expected to provide for the physical and emotional needs of children placed in their home and provide a safe and stable home environment. Foster parents are expected to work closely with the child's protective services specialist.
Provider Profiles: To learn more about becoming a foster parent, fill out the following form:
http://dphhs.mt.gov/CFSD/Fosterparent/fostercareinquiryform
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/30/2020
2429 Mission Way
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-245-9499
Organization Name: Lutheran Social Services of Montana
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Address:
2429 Mission Way
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-245-9499
Toll Free Phone: 800-726-3083
Fax: 888-971-4021
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Lutheran Social Services of Montana is a non-profit organization offering birth parent counseling, adoptive family preparation, mental health services, search and reunion services, and post adoption counseling. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
714 S 8th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-245-7729
Organization Name: St. John's United Family Services
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Address:
714 S 8th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-245-7729
Toll Free Phone: 800-726-3083
Fax: 406-655-7729
Wheelchair Access: Yes at some offices, can also meet at alternative location if needed.
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Formerly known as Lutheran Social Services of Montana, St. John’s United Family Services (SJUFS) is a licensed adoption agency providing a range of services throughout Montana including: birthparent counseling, adoption preparation and post placement support through our infant program as well as contract services. Additional services include support for youth in foster care (Wendy’s Wonderful Kids) through a grant from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, search and reunion services and post adoption support. Services are available throughout the state. Mental health counseling with specialization in grief/loss, adoption, parenting/caregiving (for all ages) is provided from two offices.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Statewide Provider
3940 Rimrock Road
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-245-9949
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: St. John's United Family Services
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Address:
3940 Rimrock Road
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-245-9949
Toll Free Phone: 800-726-3083
Fax: 406-655-7729
Email: tpaulson@sjlm.org
Wheelchair Access: No, but willing to meet clients in mutually agreeable location
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Formerly known as Lutheran Social Services of Montana, St. John’s United Family Services (SJUFS) is a licensed adoption agency providing a range of services throughout Montana including: birthparent counseling, adoption preparation and post placement support through our infant program as well as contract services. Additional services include support for youth in foster care (Wendy’s Wonderful Kids) through a grant from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, search and reunion services and post adoption support. Services are available throughout the state. Mental health counseling with specialization in grief/loss, adoption, parenting/caregiving (for all ages) is provided from two offices.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
1515 Fairview
Suite 230
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-549-0147
Address:
1515 Fairview
Suite 230
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-549-0147
Toll Free Phone: 800-726-3083
Fax: 888-971-4021
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Lutheran Social Services provides free birthparent counseling to women and their partners who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

LSS counselors also help prepare adoptive parents who are hoping to adopt through our domestic infant adoption, contract adoption and International adoption programs.

Other adoption services include our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, search services and post adoption counseling.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
1048 North 30th
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-252-3399
Organization Name: Catholic Social Services of MT
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Address:
1048 North 30th
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-252-3399
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-9383
Fax: 406-442-4192
Email: michelle@cssmt.org
Wheelchair Access: No- however, another accessible location to meet can be arranged
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Catholic Social Services is a licensed adoption agency. In addition to adoption services they provide counseling and intermediary services. All are eligible to receive services from this agency. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
1301 11th Avenue
PO Box 907
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-442-4130
Organization Name: Catholic Social Services of MT
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Address:
1301 11th Avenue
PO Box 907
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-442-4130
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-9383
Fax: 406-442-4192
Email: allison@cssmt.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Catholic Social Services is a licensed adoption agency. In addition to adoption services they provide counseling and intermediary services. All are eligible to receive services from this agency. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
410 Central Avenue
Suite 601
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-771-7805
Organization Name: Catholic Social Services of MT
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Address:
410 Central Avenue
Suite 601
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-771-7805
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-9383
Fax: 406-442-4192
Email: greatfalls@cssmt.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Catholic Social Services is a licensed adoption agency. In addition to adoption services they provide counseling and intermediary services. All are eligible to receive services from this agency. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
420 W Pine Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5429
Address:
420 W Pine Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5429
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-9383
Fax: 406-442-4192
Email: jenny@cssmt.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility:

All are eligible to use services

Services Provided:

Catholic Social Services is a licensed adoption agency. In addition to adoption services they provide counseling and intermediary services. All are eligible to receive services from this agency. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Statewide Provider
Helena, MT
Phone: 866-936-7837
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services
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Address:
Helena, MT
Phone: 866-936-7837
Toll Free Phone: 866-936-7837
Fax: 406-841-2487
Email: askaboutadoption@mt.gov
Eligibility:

Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.

Services Provided:

Montana Child and Family Services requires and provides special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana.

Children who are available for adoption through the Child and Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home. The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.

Maintains a list of State-Licensed Private Adoption Agencies.

Provider Profiles:

For a list of county offices, go to: https://dphhs.mt.gov/CFSD/CountyOffice.aspx

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Statewide Provider
420 W Pine St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5429
Statewide Provider
Address:
420 W Pine St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5429
Toll Free Phone: 800-222-9383
Fax: 406-442-4192
Email: jenny@cssmt.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Services Provided:

Catholic Social Services is a licensed adoption agency. In addition to adoption services they provide counseling and intermediary services. All are eligible to receive services from this agency. They have also received a grant from Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a program to promote adoption of children in foster care.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Statewide Provider
P.O. Box 7616
Missoula, Helena, Polson, MT
Phone: 406-721-2704
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Office Contact Information
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Address:
P.O. Box 7616
Missoula, Helena, Polson, MT
Phone: 406-721-2704
Email: info@youthhomesmt.org
Services Provided:

Dan Fox Foster Care & Adoption:
Youth Homes offers foster care and adoption services through our Dan Fox Family Care Program. They place children into families that they have recruited, screened, trained and licensed, plus they support placements made by the Montana Child and Family Services Division (the State child welfare agency).

Family Support Services:
The Family Support Services Program is designed to help families with a challenging child in the home. Their ambition is to help families through crisis, provide them ongoing support, and assist them in developing better skills for living with their children. They believe that with in-home therapy, coaching, and guidance, they can help support parents to maintain the child in the family's care. The length of their services is generally between three and twelve months.

Group Home:
The group homes offer care, guidance and treatment. Each home has a different program design that is targeted to address the unique differences of age and gender and issues of the youngsters in each home. See "Montana Youth Group Homes" for list of group homes and their contact information.

Provider Profiles:

Our Offices

Youth Homes Main Office
550 North California Street, Missoula, MT 59802 | (406) 721-2704

Dan Fox Family Care – Missoula
515 S Reserve St, Ste 5, Missoula, MT 59801 | (406) 721-2754

Youth Homes – Helena
200 Miller St, Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 449-3038

Dan Fox Family Care – Helena
619 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 443-4730

Dan Fox Family Care – Polson
302 1st St W #201, Polson, MT 59860 | (406) 883-4370

Partnership for Children Offices

Main Office
2825 Stockyard Rd. A-11, Missoula, MT 59808 | (406) 543-5531

Polson Office
601 1st Street East, Polson, MT 59860 | (406) 319-2314

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Statewide Provider
Missoula, Kalispell, Hamilton, Helena, MT
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Group Homes
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Address:
Missoula, Kalispell, Hamilton, Helena, MT
Services Provided:

Shelter Care:
Shelter offers short-term care for youth who are out of their homes due to a crisis, concern about the safety or stability of their home or who are awaiting a longer-term placement.

Shelter/Long Term Group Homes:
Our dually-licensed homes combine the qualities of short-term shelter and longer-term group care in one program to offer immediate and extended care and services.

Therapeutic Group Homes:
Our therapeutic group care homes provide behavioral health care to emotionally-disturbed youth who cannot be served in their own homes or substitute families, but who are appropriate to receive such services in a community setting.

Teens in Transition:
The Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home is a long-term group home that serves young people aging out of foster care without an available permanent family, or a family needing help with their child emancipating.

Provider Profiles:

The Dennis Radtke Home for Boys
3218 Helena Drive, Missoula, MT 59803 | (406) 251-8498

Flathead Youth Home
825 East Oregon Street, Kalispell, MT 59901 | (406) 755-4622

Jan Shaw Home for Girls
1398 Warehouse Street Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 449-7582

Linda Massa Youth Home
196 Providence Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 | (406) 363-0619

Margaret Stuart Youth Home
200 Miller St, Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 443-2145

Shirley Miller Attention Home
550 N California Street, Missoula, MT 59802 | (406) 549-3836

Susan Talbot Boys Home
2105 42nd Street, Missoula, MT 59803 | (406) 251-6836

Susan Talbot Home for Girls
815 Tower Street, Missoula, MT 59804 | (406) 543-8597

Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home
2824 W Central Ave, Missoula, MT 59804 | (406) 728-8127

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
4185 N Montana Ave Suite 1
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-443-1660
Address:
4185 N Montana Ave Suite 1
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-443-1660
Services Provided:

Who We Are

LDS Family Services is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As such, we follow Church welfare principles.

Current Services Offered by LDS Family Services:

LDS Family Services provides consultation and referral services to prospective adoptive parents who are living in the United States and who are referred by their bishop or branch president. A consultation can help you find legal help, home study services, and placement services.

The agency also maintains a website of prospective adoptive couples that meet the eligibility criteria. This website is primarily used by LDS Family Services staff in working with single expectant parents who are making an adoption plan for their child and are searching for an LDS adoptive couple. While the numbers of single expectant parents visiting this site fluctuates, it is generally a small number.

Community Services

Adoptive couples may seek the following services from community resources:
•Pre-adoption education
•Adoption home study
•Placement services
•Post-placement services
•Legal services

If needed, LDS Family Services can consult with you to find a community service provider in your area

LDS Family Services provides assistance with pre-marital counseling, adoption or single parenting, with a bishop's referral. LDS Family Services can also refer you to resources in the community.

Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 7/10/2021
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Statewide Provider
3240 Dredge Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-442-7920
Statewide Provider
Address:
3240 Dredge Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-442-7920
Toll Free Phone: 800-200-9112
Eligibility: Intensive Residential and Stabilization programs Designed for girls and boys, ages 4-13 on admission. Appropriate candidates are students whose problems may include: • Emotional dysregulation • Depression • Anxiety • Intractable anger • Adoption issues • Attachment and relationship issues • ADD, ADHD • PTSD • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing • Oppositionality and/or defiance • Aggression towards self and others • School problems • Loss and grief issues • Poor social skills, and social development • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder • Peer relationships
Services Provided: Community Mental Health Services:
Child and Family Therapy
Co-occurring Substance Use and Emotional Distress Therapy
Youth Case Management
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Occupational Therapy
Psychological Services
School Based Services
Home Support Services
Intensive Day Treatment
Therapeutic After-school and Summer Support
Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Services

Residential Services:
Clinical and educational assessments
Individualized treatment plans
Individual, group and family therapies
Medication management
Spiritual Support
An accredited on-campus school offering a full spectrum of educational services, and a variety of outdoor and community activities.

Interdisciplinary team of on-staff professionals includes: a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, registered nurses, licensed therapists, milieu counselors, certified teachers, and support staff.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/28/2018
2001 11th Ave. Building A, Suite 6
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-443-4730
Address:
2001 11th Ave. Building A, Suite 6
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-443-4730
Wheelchair Access: yes
Languages Spoken: english
Services Provided:

Adoption Agencies
Adoption Information
Foster Care

Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
P.O. Box 7616
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-721-2704
Organization Name: Youth Homes Adoption and Foster Care
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Address:
P.O. Box 7616
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-721-2704
Fax: 406-721-0034
Email: info@youthhomesmt.org
Services Provided:

Youth Homes offers foster care and adoption services through our Dan Fox Family Care Program. We place children into families that we have recruited, screened, trained and licensed, plus we support placements made by the Montana Child and Family Services Division (the State child welfare agency).

Our goal is to create and maintain healthy family environments within which children who’ve been abused and neglected can begin to heal and find permanency or stability. Some placements are time limited, and the child stays as a foster placement while he or she works toward reunification with his or her biological family. Many times, however, the child is available and appropriate for permanent placement, and we will work toward adoption or guardianship.

Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Nationwide Provider
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Nationwide Provider
Address:
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Email: info@nicwa.org
Services Provided: Provides educational and informational resources for families, service providers, caseworkers and tribal leaders related to the welfare of Native American and Alaska Native children. This includes information about child abuse, adoption and foster care, policy, and advocacy.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/3/2020
Nationwide Provider
14508 Owen-Tech Boulevard, #129
Austin, TX 78728
Phone: 800-557-5238
Nationwide Provider
Address:
14508 Owen-Tech Boulevard, #129
Austin, TX 78728
Phone: 800-557-5238
Fax: 888-925-5634
Email: Info@NFPAonline.org
Eligibility: Open to all.
Services Provided:

The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to address the concerns of several independent groups of foster parents and child welfare professionals to provide foster families with opportunities for advocacy, networking, and education.

Primary Activities:

  • Promote the delivery of services and supports to foster families
  • Support quality foster care by promoting excellence and best practice
  • Provide services and supports to state and local foster parent associations
  • Develop and provide education and training, information, dissemination of information to the public
  • Advocate at the local, state and national level; promote networking and collaboration
  • Promote positive image of family foster care; greater visibility; encourage active involvement
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020