Northern Iowa Service Area

Information for families living in Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Calhoun, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Howard, Humboldt, Marshall, Mitchell, Pocahontas, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, Wright counties

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If you’re interested in becoming a foster or adoptive family, please start here. For information about post-adoption support services, please call or email

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If you’re a DHS adoption worker starting the photolisting process, please email See more resources here.

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