Adoption in Montana
Who Are the Children?
Children who are available for adoption through the Child and Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home. The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption. For more information on Montana's Waiting Children Photo Listings go to:
Who May Adopt?
Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.
What about training?
Montana Child and Family Services requires and provides special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana.
Contact us by email or call 1-866-9FOSTER (1-866-936-7837) if you are interested in learning more about trainings offered or if you would like to learn more about adopting a child.
Tax Information for Adoptive Parents
For adoptive parents who have finalized adoptions of children who have met the State of Montana’s special needs criteria in the year 2010, and who require documentation from the state verifying their adoptive child(ren) special needs for IRS purposes, please contact Holly Gederos, Adoption Program Manager, at (406) 841-2461.
Social and Medical History Forms
More Information About Becoming a Foster Parent
To report a possible case of child abuse or neglect, call toll-free
1 (866) 820-5437.
Programs and Services
- Adoption in Montana
- Becoming a Foster Parent
- Facilities and School Forms
- Foster Parent Training
- Child Protective Service Background Checks
- Foster Care Independence Program
- Services to Native American Children and Families
- State Licensed, Private Adoption Agencies
- Child Welfare Prevention and Support Services Contract Information
- Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program- State Plan
- Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)