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State Adoption Assistance Specialists
By on April 21st, 2011

State Adoption Assistance Specialists

These results are current as of: April 21, 2011

Includes contact information for the Adoption Assistance Specialist in each State and Territory, when available.

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Alabama Department of Human Resources

Family Services, Office of Adoption

50 Ripley Street

Montgomery , AL 36130-4000

Phone: (334) 242-9500

mjordan@dhr.state.al.us

 

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Office of Children’s Services

PO Box 110630

130 Seward Street, Room 4K

Juneau , AK 99811-0630

Phone: (907) 465-3209
Fax: (907) 465-2061

Karilee.Pietz@Alaska.gov

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/Adoptions/default.htm

 

Arizona Department of Economic Security

PO Box 6123 – 940A

Phoenix , AZ 85005

Phone: (520) 784-2569

sschmelz@azdes.gov

 

California Department of Social Services

744 P Street, MS 3-31

Sacramento , CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-8089
Fax: (916) 651-8143

Richard.smith@dss.ca.gov

 

Colorado Department of Human Services

Division of Child Welfare Services

1575 Sherman Street

2nd Floor

Denver , CO 80203

Phone: (303) 866-3209
Fax: (303) 866-5563

constance.vigil@state.co.us

 

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Bureau of Adoption and Interstate Compact Services

505 Hudson Street

Hartford , CT 06106

Phone: (860) 550-6410
(860) 550-6392
Fax: (860) 566-6726

Adam.Liebowitz@ct.gov

 

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families

Delaware Division of Family Services

1825 Faulkland Road

Wilmington , DE 19805

Phone: (302) 633-2661

Ana.Prosceno@state.de.us

 

District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency

Out of Home & Permanency Administration

400 6th Street SW

Room 3042

Washington , DC 20024

Phone: (202) 727-3655
Fax: (202) 727-7709

sharon.knight@dc.gov

 

Florida Department of Children and Families

Office of Family Safety

1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 1, Room 301P

Tallahassee , FL 32399-0700

Phone: (850) 922-5055
Fax: (850) 487-0688

kathleen_waters@dcf.state.fl.us

http://www.adoptflorida.org

 

Georgia Department of Human Services

Division of Family & Children Services

2 Peachtree Street NW

Suite 8-400

Atlanta , GA 30303-3142

Phone: (404) 657-3558
Fax: (404) 657-9498
Toll-Free: (888) 460-2467

ajowens@dhr.state.ga.us

http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHR-DFCS/menuitem.5d32235bb09bde9a50c8798dd03036a0/?vgnextoid=036a2b48d9a4ff00VgnVCM100000bf01010aRCRD

 

Hawaii Department of Human Services

810 Richards Street

Suite 400

Honolulu , HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-5675

jwalters@dhs.hawaii.gov

 

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

450 West State Street, 5th Floor

Boise , ID 83702

Phone: (208) 334-5697
Fax: (208) 332-7330

MillerS2@dhw.idaho.gov

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AdoptionFosterCare/tabid/75/Default.aspx

 

Spanish: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Espa%C3%B1ol/Adopci%C3%B3nCuidadoAdoptivoTemporal/tabid/137/Default.aspx

 

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Division of Service Intervention

100 West Randolph, Suite 6-100

Chicago , IL 60601

Phone: (312) 814-6858
Fax: (312) 814-3064

June.Dorn@illinois.gov

http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/adoption/index.shtml

 

Indiana Department of Child Services

402 West Washington Street

Room W392 MS-47

Indianapolis , IN 46204

Phone: (317) 234-6910
Fax: (317) 234-5444

Rick.Peterson@dcs.in.gov

http://www.state.in.us/dcs

 

Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)

Adult, Child and Family Services

Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor

1305 East Walnut Avenue

Des Moines , IA 50319-0114

Phone: (515) 281-8799
Fax: (515) 281-6248

tparker@dhs.state.ia.us

http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/dhs2005/dhs_homepage/children_family/adoption/index.html

 

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services

Children and Family Services

915 SW Harrison

Suite 530

Topeka , KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296-5167
Fax: (785) 368-8159

Debi.nelson@srs.ks.gov

http://www.srs.ks.gov/services/fostercare.htm

 

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services /Division of Protection & Permanency

275 East Main Street, 3C-E

Frankfort , KY 40621

Phone: (502) 564-2147 ext. 4486
Fax: (502) 564-5995
Toll-Free: (800) 232-5437

mike.grimes@ky.gov

http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/fostercare.htm

 

Louisiana Department of Social Services

Department of Children and Family Services

627 North Fourth Street

Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Phone: (225) 342-2844
Fax: (225) 342-9087

genita.hunter@la.gov

http://www.dss.state.la.us/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&nid=60&pnid=0&pid=134&catid=0

 

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

2 Anthony Avenue, SHS #11

Augusta , ME 04333

Phone: (207) 624-7952
Fax: (207) 287-6156

susan.d.harris@maine.gov

 

Maryland Department of Human Resources

311 West Saratoga Street

Baltimore , MD 21201

Phone: (410) 767-7695
Fax: (410) 333-0922

jtaylor3@dhr.state.md.us

http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ssa/adopt.htm

 

Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

24 Farnsworth Street

Boston , MA 02210

Phone: (617) 748-2267
Fax: (617) 261-7437
Toll-Free: (800) 543-7508

leo.farley@state.ma.us

http://mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2subtopic&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Family+Services&L3=Adoption&sid=Eeohhs2

 

Michigan Department of Human Services

Field Operations Administration/Child Welfare

PO Box 30037 – Suite 413

Lansing , MI 48909

Phone: (517) 241-9040

WatkinsB2@Michigan.gov

 

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Family and Children Services Division

444 Lafayette Road North

St. Paul , MN 55164-0944

Phone: (651) 431-4682
Fax: (651) 431-7491

paulette.lonzo@state.mn.us

 

Mississippi Department of Human Services

Family and Children Services

750 North State Street

Jackson , MS 39202

Phone: (601) 359-4498

Bridget.powell@mdhs.ms.gov

 

Mississippi Department of Human Services

750 North State Street

Jackson , MS 39202

Phone: (601) 359-4980

Connie.sumrall@mdhs.ms.gov

 

Missouri Department of Social Services

Children’s Division

615 Howerton Court

PO Box 88

Jefferson City , MO 65103

Phone: (573) 526-8040
Fax: (573) 526-3971

Amy.L.Martin@dss.mo.gov

http://www.dss.mo.gov/cd/adopt.htm

 

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

PO Box 8005

Helena , MT 59604-8005

 

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Children and Family Services

PO Box 95026

Lincoln , NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-7785

ruth.grosse@nebraska.gov

 

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Child and Family Services

4126 Technology Way

3rd Floor

Carson City , NV 89706

Phone: (775) 684-4431

 

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Division for Children, Youth and Families

129 Pleasant Street

Brown Building

Concord , NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-4707
Fax: (603) 271-4729

mroeder@dhhs.state.nh.us

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/adoption/

 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Division of Youth and Family Services/Office of Adoption Operations

50 East State Street

PO Box 717

Trenton , NJ 08625-0717

Phone: (609) 292-4441

marisol.garces@dcf.state.nj.us

 

New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families

PO Drawer 5160

PERA Building, Room 254

Santa Fe , NM 87502

Phone: (505) 827-8413
Fax: (505) 476-1023

jason.deherrera1@state.nm.us

http://www.cyfd.org

 

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Social Services

325 North Salisbury Street, Room 756

Suite 715 — 2409 Mail Service Center

Raleigh , NC 27603

Phone: (919) 334-1096
Fax: (919) 733-3052

Amelia.Lance@dhhs.nc.gov

http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/adopt/

 

North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS)

Children and Family Services Division

State Capitol, Department 325

Bismarck , ND 58505

Phone: (701) 328-4805
Fax: (701) 328-3538
Toll-Free: (800) 245-3736

jmhoffman@nd.gov

http://www.state.nd.us/humanservices/services/childfamily/adoption/

 

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

PO Box 182709

Columbus , OH 43218-2709

Phone: (614) 752-0660
Fax: (614) 728-6726

Susan.williams@jfs.ohio.gov

http://jfs.ohio.gov/oapl/index.htm

 

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Children and Family Services Division

PO Box 25352

Oklahoma City , OK 73125

Phone: (405) 522-0331

Ann.Kent@okdhs.org

 

Oregon Department of Human Services

Office of Permanency for Children and Child Safety, Adoption Program

Human Services Building, Adoption Unit, 2nd Floor

500 Summer Street NE, E-71

Salem , OR 97310-1068

Phone: (503) 945-5998

carla.crane@state.or.us

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/adoption/adopt_child.shtml#assist_prog

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Office of Children, Youth and Families

625 Forster Street

Health and Welfare Building, 1st Floor Annex

Harrisburg , PA 17105

Phone: (717) 772-1585
Fax: (717) 705-0364

jmochon@state.pa.us

 

Puerto Rico Administration for Children and Families

Department of the Family

PO Box 194090

San Juan , PR 00919-4090

Phone: (787) 625-4900
Fax: (787) 625-4957

ediaz@adfan.gobierno.pr

http://www.familia.gobierno.pr

 

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families

Permanency Services Unit

101 Friendship Street, 4th Floor

Providence , RI 02903

Phone: (401) 528-3676
Fax: (401) 528-3650

Diane.Savage@dcyf.ri.gov

http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/adoption.php

 

South Carolina Department of Social Services

Division of Human Services, Adoption Services

1535 Confederate Avenue

PO Box 1520

Columbia , SC 29202

Phone: (803) 898-4324

thomas.robertson@dss.sc.gov

http://www.state.sc.us/dss/adoption/index.html

 

South Dakota Department of Social Services

Division of Child Protection

700 Governor’s Drive

Pierre , SD 57501-2291

Phone: (605) 773-3227
Fax: (605) 773-6834

patricia.reiss@state.sd.us

http://dss.sd.gov/adoption/

 

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

Cordell Hull Building, 8th Floor

436 Sixth Avenue North

Nashville , TN 37243-1290

Phone: (615) 741-9951
Fax: (615) 253-4717

Erika.conwell@tn.gov

 

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

2525 Ridgepoint M/C Y934

Austin , TX 78754

Phone: (512) 919-7965
Fax: (512) 339-5927

LaTasha.Henry@dfps.state.tx.us

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us

 

Utah Department of Human Services

Division of Children and Family Services

195 North 1950 West

Suite 225

Salt Lake City , UT 84116

Phone: (801) 538-4100
Fax: (801) 539-3993

shodges@utah.gov

http://www.dcfs.utah.gov

Spanish: http://www.hsdcfs.utah.gov/adoption.htm

 

Vermont Department for Children and Families (VDCF)

Division of Social Services

103 South Main Street

Waterbury , VT 05671

Phone: (802) 241-2142
Fax: (802) 241-2407

ddexter@srs.state.vt.us

http://dcf.vermont.gov/adoption_fostercare

 

Virginia Department of Social Services

Division of Family Services

801 East Main Street

Richmond , VA 23219

Phone: (804) 726-7983
Fax: (804) 726-7499
Toll-Free: (888) 821-4673

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/ap/index.html

 

Washington Department of Social and Health Services

Children’s Administration

PO Box 45713

Olympia , WA 98504

Phone: (360) 902-7932
Fax: (360) 902-7903

lolo300@dshs.wa.gov

http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/adopt/intro.asp

 

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Bureau for Children & Families

350 Capitol Street, Room 691

Charleston , WV 25301

Phone: (304) 356-4577
Fax: (304) 558-4563

Bobby.J.Miller@wv.gov

http://www.wvdhhr.org/oss/adoption/

 

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Division of Safety and Permanence/Adoption Services Unit

1 West Wilson Street, PO Box 8916

Madison , WI 53708-8916

Phone: (608) 266-1142
Fax: (608) 264-6750

laura.knott@wisconsin.gov

 

Wyoming Department of Family Services

130 Hobbs Avenue

Cheyenne , WY 82009

Phone: (307) 777-3570
Fax: (307) 777-3693

mclift@state.wy.us

http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/adoption.html

 


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