Adoption Information

Description: 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)

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MT

Statewide

Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services
Address: MT
Phone: 866-936-7837
Services Provided: Follow the above link to see general information about becoming a foster parent in Montana

Follow this link to see a step-by-step guide for becoming a foster parent in Montana: http://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/cfsd/documents/StepbyStep.pdf
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/2/2018
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 Accessible: 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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/6/2018
Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services
Address: MT
Phone: 406-841-2400
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. 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. If you live in Montana, information is available from your county CFS office. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.
Services Provided: 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.
Provider Profiles: For a list of county offices, go to: http://dphhs.mt.gov/CFSD/CountyOffice.aspx
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/18/2016
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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/28/2018
1103 S Main St
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-752-8847
Address: 1103 S Main St
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-752-8847
Toll Free Phone: 800-726-3083
Fax: 888-971-4021
Email: tpaulson@sjlm.org
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: All are eligible to use services
Wheelchair Accessible: No, but willing to meet clients in mutually agreeable location
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 services include our Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, search services and post adoption counseling.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/6/2018
Organization Name: Group Homes
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
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/14/2018

Billings, MT

1048 North 30th
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-252-3399
Organization Name: Catholic Social Services of MT
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
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: All are eligible to use services
Wheelchair Accessible: No- however, another accessible location to meet can be arranged
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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/22/2016
2429 Mission Way
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-245-9499
Organization Name: Lutheran Social Services of Montana
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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/22/2016

Bozeman, MT

714 S 8th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-586-2486
Address: 714 S 8th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-586-2486
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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/22/2016

Great Falls, MT

PO Box 7134
Great Falls, MT 59406
Address: PO Box 7134
Great Falls, MT 59406
Toll Free Phone: 888-960-2378
Email: info@abcincadopt.com
Services Provided: At A Beautiful Choice, Inc., we are focused on providing compassionate, complete and competent support and service to adoptive families. We will guide you through the process from the very beginning, through bringing your child home. We will be there with support, information, and help before, during, and after placement.

We can coordinate with your agency to provide local contact, support, and required reports.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/4/2018
410 Central Avenue
Suite 601
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-771-7805
Organization Name: Catholic Social Services of MT
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
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: All are eligible to use services
Wheelchair Accessible: 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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/27/2017
Great Falls, MT 59403
Phone: 406-761-4341
Organization Name: Lutheran Social Services of Montana
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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/22/2016
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
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/27/2017

Helena, MT

1301 11th Avenue
PO Box 907
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-442-4130
Organization Name: Catholic Social Services of MT
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
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: All are eligible to use services
Wheelchair Accessible: 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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/22/2016
Address: 2620 Colonial Dr.
Helena, MT 59601
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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/14/2018

Missoula, MT

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
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: All are eligible to use services
Wheelchair Accessible: 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.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/27/2017

Nationwide

Organization Name: National Indian Child Welfare Association
Address: MT
Toll Free Phone: 503-222-4044
Services Provided: Information and Resources for:
Child Abuse and Neglect
ICWA
Foster Care and Adoption
Children's Mental
Youth Engagement

NICWA works to support the safety, health, well-being, and spiritual strength of American Indian/Alaska Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. Our programming is centered on how to address structural risk—the conditions, like poverty and untreated parental mental health issues, that put families at risk for child abuse and neglect. In addition to prevention, we influence and inform the policy and practices of the tribal and state systems that respond to child abuse and neglect: child welfare, law enforcement, family support, and physical and behavioral health. Finally, as well-intentioned as systems’ interventions are, there are real consequences for children and families to the way that systems respond to child abuse and neglect. Our work includes addressing potential outcomes of system intervention through providing support and technical assistance in children’s mental health and juvenile justice programs and systems.

Services for families:
Online Resources
Designated ICWA Agents
Finding Legal Help

Resources for Tribal Leaders:
Policy and Practice Briefings
Publications
Training and Technical Assistance
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/14/2018