Deciding who will care for your child is not an easy choice to make. Whether you choose to care for your child or decide to pursue adoption, we have resources to help support you.


Birth Parent Adoption Resources

Birth parents have choices when it comes to selecting a family for their child. These resources provide information to understand the adoption process and help you make an informed decision when you are ready.

Safe Haven

Education and support for women considering adoption

Find an adoption agency

Adoption information for expectant birth parents


Birth Parent Support

There are support services for birth mothers and fathers looking for resources.

Mental health support

Online post-adoption support

Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program


Adoptive Family Resources and Relevant Information

These resources provide information to help you navigate the adoption process. These resources can be used in addition to parenting resources.

Iowa Foster Care and Adoption

Find an adoption agency

Children & Families of Iowa Adoptive Services

Adoption agencies and laws

AdoptUsKids Iowa

Adoption Guide

Pre-adoptive parent resources

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

Adoptive parent resources

Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Financial support

Adopted person resources

Accessing adoption records

Safe from the Start Therapy & Clinical Coaching Services

Mental health services