State Adoption Assistance Specialists
Series:Related Organizations Lists
Author(s):Child Welfare Information Gateway
These results are current as of: April 22, 2011
Includes contact information for the Adoption Assistance Specialist in each State and Territory, when available.

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Family Services, Office of Adoption50 Ripley StreetMontgomery , AL 36130-4000Phone:(334) 242-9500mjordan@dhr.state.al.us

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Office of Children’s ServicesPO Box 110630130 Seward Street, Room 4KJuneau , AK 99811-0630Phone:(907) 465-3209 Fax:(907) 465-2061 Karilee.Pietz@Alaska.govhttp://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/Adoptions/default.htm external link

Arizona Department of Economic Security
PO Box 6123 - 940APhoenix , AZ 85005Phone:(520) 784-2569 sschmelz@azdes.gov

California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, MS 3-31Sacramento , CA 95814Phone:(916) 651-8089 Fax:(916) 651-8143 Richard.smith@dss.ca.gov

Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Child Welfare Services1575 Sherman Street2nd FloorDenver , CO 80203Phone:(303) 866-3209 Fax:(303) 866-5563 constance.vigil@state.co.us

Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Bureau of Adoption and Interstate Compact Services505 Hudson StreetHartford , CT 06106Phone:(860) 550-6410(860) 550-6392Fax:(860) 566-6726 Adam.Liebowitz@ct.gov

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Delaware Division of Family Services1825 Faulkland RoadWilmington , DE 19805Phone:(302) 633-2661Ana.Prosceno@state.de.us

District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
Out of Home & Permanency Administration400 6th Street SWRoom 3042Washington , DC 20024Phone:(202) 727-3655Fax:(202) 727-7709sharon.knight@dc.gov

Florida Department of Children and Families
Office of Family Safety1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 1, Room 301PTallahassee , FL 32399-0700Phone:(850) 922-5055 Fax:(850) 487-0688 kathleen_waters@dcf.state.fl.ushttp://www.adoptflorida.orgexternal link

Georgia Department of Human Services
Division of Family & Children Services2 Peachtree Street NWSuite 8-400Atlanta , GA 30303-3142Phone:(404) 657-3558Fax:(404) 657-9498Toll-Free:(888) 460-2467ajowens@dhr.state.ga.ushttp://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHR-DFCS/menuitem.5d32235bb09bde9a50c8798dd03036a0/?vgnextoid=036a2b48d9a4ff00VgnVCM100000bf01010aRCRD

Hawaii Department of Human Services
810 Richards StreetSuite 400Honolulu , HI 96813Phone:(808) 586-5675 jwalters@dhs.hawaii.gov

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
450 West State Street, 5th FloorBoise , ID 83702Phone:(208) 334-5697 Fax:(208) 332-7330 MillerS2@dhw.idaho.govhttp://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AdoptionFosterCare/tabid/75/Default.aspxSpanish: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Espa%C3%B1ol/Adopci%C3%B3nCuidadoAdoptivoTemporal/tabid/137/Default.aspx

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Division of Service Intervention100 West Randolph, Suite 6-100Chicago , IL 60601Phone:(312) 814-6858Fax:(312) 814-3064June.Dorn@illinois.govhttp://www.state.il.us/dcfs/adoption/index.shtmlexternal link

Indiana Department of Child Services
402 West Washington StreetRoom W392 MS-47Indianapolis , IN 46204Phone:(317) 234-6910 Fax:(317) 234-5444 Rick.Peterson@dcs.in.govhttp://www.state.in.us/dcsexternal link

Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)
Adult, Child and Family ServicesHoover State Office Building, 5th Floor1305 East Walnut AvenueDes Moines , IA 50319-0114Phone:(515) 281-8799 Fax:(515) 281-6248 tparker@dhs.state.ia.ushttp://www.dhs.state.ia.us/dhs2005/dhs_homepage/children_family/adoption/index.htmlexternal link

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Children and Family Services915 SW HarrisonSuite 530Topeka , KS 66612Phone:(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 & Permanency275 East Main Street, 3C-EFrankfort , KY 40621Phone:(502) 564-2147 ext. 4486Fax:(502) 564-5995 Toll-Free:(800) 232-5437 mike.grimes@ky.govhttp://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/fostercare.htm

Louisiana Department of Social Services
Department of Children and Family Services627 North Fourth StreetBaton Rouge , LA 70802Phone:(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 external link

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
2 Anthony Avenue, SHS #11Augusta , ME 04333Phone:(207) 624-7952 Fax:(207) 287-6156 susan.d.harris@maine.gov

Maryland Department of Human Resources
311 West Saratoga StreetBaltimore , MD 21201Phone:(410) 767-7695 Fax:(410) 333-0922 jtaylor3@dhr.state.md.us http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ssa/adopt.htm external link

Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
24 Farnsworth StreetBoston , MA 02210Phone:(617) 748-2267 Fax:(617) 261-7437 Toll-Free:(800) 543-7508 leo.farley@state.ma.ushttp://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 WelfarePO Box 30037 - Suite 413Lansing , MI 48909Phone:(517) 241-9040 WatkinsB2@Michigan.gov

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Family and Children Services Division444 Lafayette Road NorthSt. Paul , MN 55164-0944Phone:(651) 431-4682 Fax:(651) 431-7491 paulette.lonzo@state.mn.us

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Family and Children Services750 North State StreetJackson , MS 39202Phone:(601) 359-4498 Bridget.powell@mdhs.ms.gov

Mississippi Department of Human Services
750 North State StreetJackson , MS 39202Phone:(601) 359-4980 Connie.sumrall@mdhs.ms.gov

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children's Division615 Howerton CourtPO Box 88Jefferson City , MO 65103Phone:(573) 526-8040 Fax:(573) 526-3971 Amy.L.Martin@dss.mo.govhttp://www.dss.mo.gov/cd/adopt.htm

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
PO Box 8005Helena , MT 59604-8005

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Children and Family ServicesPO Box 95026Lincoln , NE 68509Phone:(402) 471-7785ruth.grosse@nebraska.gov

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services4126 Technology Way3rd FloorCarson City , NV 89706Phone:(775) 684-4431

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Division for Children, Youth and Families129 Pleasant StreetBrown BuildingConcord , NH 03301Phone:(603) 271-4707 Fax:(603) 271-4729 mroeder@dhhs.state.nh.ushttp://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/adoption/

New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Division of Youth and Family Services/Office of Adoption Operations50 East State StreetPO Box 717Trenton , NJ 08625-0717Phone:(609) 292-4441 marisol.garces@dcf.state.nj.us

New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families
PO Drawer 5160PERA Building, Room 254Santa Fe , NM 87502Phone:(505) 827-8413 Fax:(505) 476-1023 jason.deherrera1@state.nm.ushttp://www.cyfd.orgexternal link

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Social Services325 North Salisbury Street, Room 756Suite 715 -- 2409 Mail Service CenterRaleigh , NC 27603Phone:(919) 334-1096 Fax:(919) 733-3052 Amelia.Lance@dhhs.nc.govhttp://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/adopt/external link

North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS)
Children and Family Services DivisionState Capitol, Department 325Bismarck , ND 58505Phone:(701) 328-4805Fax:(701) 328-3538Toll-Free:(800) 245-3736jmhoffman@nd.govhttp://www.state.nd.us/humanservices/services/childfamily/adoption/external link

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
PO Box 182709Columbus , OH 43218-2709Phone:(614) 752-0660 Fax:(614) 728-6726 Susan.williams@jfs.ohio.govhttp://jfs.ohio.gov/oapl/index.htm

Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Children and Family Services DivisionPO Box 25352Oklahoma City , OK 73125Phone:(405) 522-0331 Ann.Kent@okdhs.org

Oregon Department of Human Services
Office of Permanency for Children and Child Safety, Adoption ProgramHuman Services Building, Adoption Unit, 2nd Floor500 Summer Street NE, E-71Salem , OR 97310-1068Phone:(503) 945-5998carla.crane@state.or.ushttp://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/adoption/adopt_child.shtml#assist_prog

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Office of Children, Youth and Families625 Forster StreetHealth and Welfare Building, 1st Floor AnnexHarrisburg , PA 17105Phone:(717) 772-1585Fax:(717) 705-0364jmochon@state.pa.us

Puerto Rico Administration for Children and Families
Department of the FamilyPO Box 194090San Juan , PR 00919-4090Phone:(787) 625-4900 Fax:(787) 625-4957 ediaz@adfan.gobierno.pr http://www.familia.gobierno.prexternal link

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families
Permanency Services Unit101 Friendship Street, 4th FloorProvidence , RI 02903Phone:(401) 528-3676 Fax:(401) 528-3650 Diane.Savage@dcyf.ri.govhttp://www.dcyf.ri.gov/adoption.php

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Division of Human Services, Adoption Services1535 Confederate AvenuePO Box 1520Columbia , SC 29202Phone:(803) 898-4324 thomas.robertson@dss.sc.gov http://www.state.sc.us/dss/adoption/index.html external link

South Dakota Department of Social Services
Division of Child Protection700 Governor's DrivePierre , SD 57501-2291Phone:(605) 773-3227Fax:(605) 773-6834patricia.reiss@state.sd.ushttp://dss.sd.gov/adoption/

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Cordell Hull Building, 8th Floor436 Sixth Avenue NorthNashville , TN 37243-1290Phone:(615) 741-9951 Fax:(615) 253-4717 Erika.conwell@tn.gov

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
2525 Ridgepoint M/C Y934Austin , TX 78754Phone:(512) 919-7965 Fax:(512) 339-5927 LaTasha.Henry@dfps.state.tx.us http://www.dfps.state.tx.usexternal link

Utah Department of Human Services
Division of Children and Family Services195 North 1950 WestSuite 225Salt Lake City , UT 84116Phone:(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 Services103 South Main StreetWaterbury , VT 05671Phone:(802) 241-2142Fax:(802) 241-2407ddexter@srs.state.vt.ushttp://dcf.vermont.gov/adoption_fostercare

Virginia Department of Social Services
Division of Family Services801 East Main StreetRichmond , VA 23219Phone:(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 AdministrationPO Box 45713Olympia , WA 98504Phone:(360) 902-7932Fax:(360) 902-7903 lolo300@dshs.wa.govhttp://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/adopt/intro.asp

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Children & Families350 Capitol Street, Room 691Charleston , WV 25301Phone:(304) 356-4577 Fax:(304) 558-4563 Bobby.J.Miller@wv.govhttp://www.wvdhhr.org/oss/adoption/external link

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Safety and Permanence/Adoption Services Unit1 West Wilson Street, PO Box 8916Madison , WI 53708-8916Phone:(608) 266-1142Fax:(608) 264-6750 laura.knott@wisconsin.gov

Wyoming Department of Family Services
130 Hobbs AvenueCheyenne , WY 82009Phone:(307) 777-3570Fax:(307) 777-3693mclift@state.wy.ushttp://dfsweb.state.wy.us/adoption.htmlexternal link
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