Pine County Health and Human Services provides adoption services to children whose parents' legal rights have been terminated through Minnesota Statute 260C.301. Persons seeking a private adoption are referred to private adoption agencies.
Step Parent Adoptions
Families filing there own step parent adoption petitions with the court or their attorney can call 320-591-1570 or 1-800-450-7463 ext 1570 to request the fingerprint based background study required by law.
Links to Resources
Minnesota Adoption Resource Network: http://www.mnadopt.org
North American Council on Adoptable Children: http://www.nacac.org
Minnesota Department of Human Services: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us