Health and Human Services


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:   

North American Council on Adoptable Children:

Minnesota Department of Human Services: