National adoption month

National Adoption Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids.

Thousands of teenagers across the country are at risk of aging out of the foster care system without permanent families or a sense of belonging.  Often youth themselves are reluctant to consider adoption or other permanency because of trauma they’ve experienced, conflicting loyalties to family and caregivers, or fear of lost identity.  Yet studies show lifelong connection to a caring adult is critical at every age.

Please visit the Children's Bureau website to find important resources and tools to learn more about how to achieve better outcomes for children and youth in need of finding their “forever family.”

Stay connected throughout the month to help educate your community and raise awareness by following #NationalAdoptionMonth on Facebook and Twitter.

Our Services

Since 1998, North Homes has successfully provided adoption services for children from birth to age 17, under State or Tribal guardianship.

As a Public Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) agency, North Homes focuses on the placement of children 12 and older. Grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services allows North Homes to offer, at virtually no cost, adoptive placement and child specific services to Minnesota children and families through the Minnesota Waiting Program.

Click on the options below to learn more about our services and kids:


Minnesota Waiting Program

Serving adoptive, kinship, and foster families by providing information, resources, education, public awareness, and support in an effort to find stable and permanent homes for Minnesota’s Waiting Children.



Youth Spotlight

Check out a few special youth Noth Homes knows well who are looking for their forever home.


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Child Specific Recruitment

Learn more about this permanency program and the children involved with North Homes



The Reel Hope Project

Our goal is to make a video for every child in Minnesota who is waiting to be adopted. We receive referrals to make videos for children who need adoptive families.


Meet our Adoptive Families

Contact Information

Bemidji (218) 751-0282

Grand Rapids (218) 327-3000

Duluth (218) 733-3000