Adoption and Foster Care

Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.


Catholic Charities – Seton Services
1276 University Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: 651- 641-1180
Services Provided: Adoption placement

Inner Circle Foster Care and Adoption Services
1317 E. Palmdale Blvd Suite 18
Palmdale, CA 93550
Tel: 661-575-9198
Services Provided: Foster care placement for disabled youth, foster parent training for their clients, first aid and CPR, adoption services.

The Child Share Program
Joanne Feldmeth
1544 W. Glenoaks Bl.
Glendale, CA 91201
Tel: 818-243-4450
Services Provided: They recruit, train and support foster and adoptive families.

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
Stephanie Thompson
4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Tel: 513-709-1751
Services Provided: Expectant/Birth Parent counseling/support,registry of families who are immediately ready and licensed, and want to adopt a child with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Adoption Exchange
Janet Marchese
56 Midchester Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
Services Provided: Not an adoption agency, but work with local agencies to place children.

Hope Adoption & Family Services International, Inc.
5850 Omaha Avenue North
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
Tel: 651- 439-2446
Services Provided: Assisting birth parents and perspective adoptive parents in Minnesota.

International Christian Adoptions
Dr. Patrick McLogan
41745 Rider Way Suite 2
Temecula, CA 92590
Tel: 951-695-3336
Services Provided: International Christian Adoptions (includes babies and children) arrange adoptions for parents, placing a child or looking for a child with special needs.

Jewish Children's Adoption Network
Steve and Vicki Krausz
PO Box 147016
Denver, Co 80214
Tel: 303-573-8113
Services Provided: Have experience with placing children with special needs. The directors, Steve and Vicki Krausz, have adopted two babies with Down syndrome and have facilitated many other adoptions nationwide.

Lutheran Social Services Adoption
2414 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tel: 612-879-5230
Services Provided: Special needs adoption.

The Nikita Fund
Michele Bolinsky
c/o Summit Bank
Box, Nuremberg Branch
Nuremberg, PA 18241
Services Provided: The Nikita Fund is a foundation dedicated to stopping the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. To that end, a $500 Grant is available to parents adopting a child with Down syndrome to help defray adoption costs.

Spaulding for Children
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48075
Tel: 248-443-7080
Service Provided: They specialized in adoption of children with special needs.

Walden Family Services
43770 15th Street West, #220
Lancaster, CA 93534
Tel: 661-945-1804
Services Provided: They place at-risk and developmentally disabled children in certified foster homes, therapy for foster kids, and training for certification homes.


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