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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.


Inner Circle Foster Care and Adoption Services
1317 E. Palmdale Blvd Suite 18
Palmdale, CA 93550
Tel: 661-575-9190
Services Provided: Foster care placement for disabled youth, foster parent training for their clients, first aid and CPR, adoption services.

1544 W. Glenoaks Bl.
Glendale, CA 91201
Tel: (818) 649-8000
Services Provided: 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.

EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services
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 237
Brooklandville, MD 21022
Tel: 720-260-5864
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
2485 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 651-642-5990
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 120
Southfield, MI 48075
Tel: 248-443-0300
Service Provided: They specialized in adoption of children with special needs.

Walden Family Services
8525 Gibbs Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: 619-584-5777
Services Provided: They place at-risk and developmentally disabled children in certified foster homes, therapy for foster kids, and training for certification homes.