Getting Started

Adoption can be a very expensive, emotionally draining, and time-consuming process. Often, by the time a family receives a referral, they are eager to complete the process and have a child in their arms, but we want children who are adopted to be placed with families who are a good match. We desire to help you make a well-reasoned decision when the time comes—at a point in your life when it likely will be difficult to be dispassionate. No one’s best interests will be served if you accept the referral of a child whose needs are greater than your family’s ability to provide.

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While we aren't an adoption agency and cannot make agency recommendations, our specialists and the information contained on this website will help answer those initial questions you have about a child who will one day be referred to you. We will help you gain a better understanding of the health risks of that child and whether you have the resources to provide for that child’s needs.

First Step:

Preadoption Consultation

Next Steps:

Preadoption Medical Review
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Contact Us

Administrative Offices
717 Delaware St SE
3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-624-1164

Clinic Appointments

Discovery Clinic
2512 S. 7th St
3rd Floor
Minneapolis MN, 55414

Phone: 612-365-6777