Adoption Information

Programs that provide information about the different types of adoption that are available as options and the requirements and procedures for adopting another individual for birth parents, adoptive parents and people who have been adopted. (AIRS PH-0300.0400 Adoption Information/Referrals)

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Boise, ID

8660 W. Emerald St
Ste. 142
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-939-3865
Address: 8660 W. Emerald St
Ste. 142
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-939-3865
Fax: 208-939-3869
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A New Beginning Adoption Agency with Offices in Northern Idaho, Eastern Idaho, Twin Falls and Boise, is a licensed non-profit organization providing home study and post-placement services to adoptive families. They also work with birth parents who are considering placing their child for adoption. The agency offers ongoing training and support to adoptive families. They are licensed to provide services pertaining to domestic, special needs, international and step parent adoptions.
Pregnancy Services and Birth Mother Support Group.


Locations in Boise, Idaho Falls, Rupert, Coeur d'Alene
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 3/15/2019
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 1720 Westgate Dr
Suite D
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-334-6800
Fax: 208-334-0753
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Adoption calls are routed to Idaho Youth Ranch.
The Regional Children and Family Services Program evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 450 W State St
5th Floor
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5700
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided: The Division of Family and Community Services directs state social service programs, including adoptions, child protection, child care licensing, licensing for children's residential treatment centers, and the interstate compact on children. It also oversees administration, operation, and program development for statewide services, developmental disabilities, and some institutional programs.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5925
Service Categories:
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5925
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Idaho Safe Haven Act was passed in 2001. It is similar to laws passed in many other states to protect abandoned infants. These laws are a response to incidents where young parents have abandoned newborns, for fear of being known, or simply because they did not know what else to do.

The Idaho Safe Haven Act, like the laws in other states, is intended to provide a safe alternative for parents who might otherwise abandon their baby. If a parent delivers the baby to a safe haven, the parent can remain anonymous, they can be assured the baby will be cared for, and they will not be prosecuted for child abandonment.


The following are identified as possible safe havens:

Hospitals licensed in the state of Idaho;
Licensed physicians in the state of Idaho and staff working at their offices and clinics;
Advanced practice professional nurses including certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists;
Licensed physician assistants;
Medical personnel when making an emergency response to a "911" call from a custodial parent, for the purpose of taking temporary physical custody of a child pursuant to the Idaho Safe Haven Act. For purposes of this act, "medical personnel" shall include those individuals certified by the department of health and welfare as:
First responders;
Emergency medical technicians - basic;
Advanced emergency medical technicians - ambulance;
Emergency medical technicians - intermediate; and
Emergency medical technicians - paramedic.
Responsibilities of Safe Havens

The law allows a safe haven to take temporary physical custody of a child, without a court order, if the child is personally delivered to the safe haven, provided that,

The child is no more than 30 days of age; and
The parent personally delivers the child to the safe haven; and
The parent does not express intent to return for the child.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1720 Westgate Drive
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-334-0971
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 1720 Westgate Drive
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-334-0971
Services Provided: OCOC is a partnership between IDHW and churches to find a home for children who would otherwise be in Foster Care.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Caldwell, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 3402 Franklin Rd
Caldwell, ID 83605-6932
Phone: 208-455-7000
Fax: 208-455-7211
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 3402 Franklin Rd
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 208-455-7098
Services Provided: OCOC is a partnership between IDHW and churches to find a home for children who would otherwise be in Foster Care.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Coeur D Alene, ID

2900 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-495-5360
Address: 2900 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-495-5360
Services Provided: Based in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, our law office is devoted to adoption. Adoptions West includes attorneys licensed in Idaho and California. Adoption attorneys Tracey Fouché (Idaho) and Amanda Schmitt (California) are passionate about helping both expectant parents and adoptive parents to navigate the adoption process.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 1250 Ironwood Dr
Suite 100
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-1515
Fax: 208-666-6744
Eligibility: An application for children's mental health services is required to determine eligibility for services.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1120 Ironwood
Suite 102
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-1515
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 1120 Ironwood
Suite 102
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-1515
Services Provided: OCOC is a partnership between IDHW and churches to find a home for children who would otherwise be in Foster Care.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Idaho Falls, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 150 Shoup Ave
Suite 19
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-528-5900
Fax: 208-528-5950
Eligibility: Contact for information.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
150 Shoup Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-528-5941
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 150 Shoup Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-528-5941
Services Provided: OCOC is a partnership between IDHW and churches to find a home for children who would otherwise be in Foster Care.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Lewiston, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 1118 F Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-4360
Eligibility: An application for Behavioral health services is required to determine eligibility for services.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 1118 F Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-4360
Services Provided: One Church One Child (OCOC) is a partnership between the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, communities of faith, and other invested partners working together to improve outcomes for children in Idaho.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Middleton, ID

314 W Main St
Middleton, ID 83644
Phone: 208-585-3375
Address: 314 W Main St
Middleton, ID 83644
Phone: 208-585-3375
Fax: 208-585-6152
Eligibility: Region 3 Foster Youth, IDJC Juveniles & some Juveniles on Probation are covered by contracts. Others self pay.
Services Provided: An independent living program for at risk youth, troubled teens, foster youth aging out, juveniles reintegrating into community. Assist with housing, career planning, independent living skills, job placement.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nampa, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 823 Park Centre Way
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: 208-465-8452
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Payette, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 515 N 16th ST
Payette, ID 83661
Phone: 208-642-6411
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses child care facilities, foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Pocatello, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 1070 Hiline Rd
Pocatello, ID 83205-4166
Phone: 208-239-6200
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1070 Hiline
Suite 170
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-239-6200
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 1070 Hiline
Suite 170
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-239-6200
Services Provided: OCOC is a partnership between IDHW and churches to find a home for children who would otherwise be in Foster Care.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Twin Falls, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Children and Family Services
Address: 601 Poleline Rd
Suite 6
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-734-4000
Eligibility: An application for children's mental health services is required to determine eligibility for services.
Services Provided: The Regional Children and Family Services Program receives and evaluates reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. When necessary, appropriate services are provided to resolve family needs. This Program assesses, evaluates and determines reported incidents of child abuse, which may include an evaluation of family members and/or the abused child. Helps acquire counseling for victim, parents, abuser and other involved. There is no fee for child protective services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program licenses foster homes and provides some adoption services.

The Regional Children and Family Services Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
601 Poleline Road
Suite 6
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-734-4000
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 601 Poleline Road
Suite 6
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-734-4000
Services Provided: OCOC is a partnership between IDHW and churches to find a home for children who would otherwise be in Foster Care.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

1102 Prairie Ridge Trail
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Phone: 800-557-5238
Address: 1102 Prairie Ridge Trail
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Phone: 800-557-5238
Fax: 888-925-5634
Email: Info@NFPAonline.org
Eligibility: Open to all.
Services Provided: The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to address the concerns of several independent groups of foster parents and child welfare professionals to provide foster families with opportunities for advocacy, networking, and education.

Primary Activities:
• Promote the delivery of services and supports to foster families
• Support quality foster care by promoting excellence and best practice
• Provide services and supports to state and local foster parent associations
• Develop and provide education and training, information, dissemination of information to the public
• Advocate at the local, state and national level; promote networking and collaboration
• Promote positive image of family foster care; greater visibility; encourage active involvement
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 7/30/2019