State Adoption Specialists

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Every state has a specialist who is a resource for information about licensed agencies in the state, homestudy preparers, laws, subsidies, and more. A-M [A] [C] [D] [F] [G] [H] [I] [K] [L] [M]

Alabama Dept. of Human Resources
Family Services Partnership, Office of Adoption
Carole Burton
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-4000
Phone: (334) 242-1374
Fax: (334) 242-0939
World Wide Web:

Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services
Division of Family and Youth Services
Linda West
PO Box 110630
350 Main Street, 4th Floor
Juneau, AK 99811-0630
Phone: (907) 465-2145
Fax: (907) 465-3397
World Wide Web:

Arizona Department of Economic Security
Administration for Children, Youth and Families
Angela Cause
PO Box 6123
Site Code 940A
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Phone: (602) 542-5499
Fax: (602) 542-3330

Arkansas Dept. of Human Services
Division of Children and Family Services
Alden Roller
PO Box 1437, Slot S563
East 103 7th Streeet, Suite 817
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: (501) 682-8460
Fax: (501) 682-8094
Toll-Free: (888) 736-2820
World Wide Web:

California Dept. of Social Services
Child and Youth Permanency Branch
Patricia Aguiar
744 P Street
MS 19-69
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 323-2921
Fax: (916) 324-3044
Toll-Free: (800) 543-7487
World Wide Web:

Colorado Dept. of Social Services
Sharen Ford
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203-1714
Phone: (303) 866-3197
Fax: (303) 866-5563

Connecticut Dept. of Children and Families
Office of Foster and Adoption Services
Doreen Jordan
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 550-6350
Fax: (860) 556-6726

Delaware Dept. of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Frank Perfinski
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805-1195
Phone: (302) 633-2655
Fax: (302) 633-2652
World Wide Web:

District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
400 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
William Johnson
Phone: (202) 727-4733
Fax: (202) 727-7709
Sharon Knight
Phone: (202) 727-3655
Fax: (202) 727-7709

Florida Dept. of Children and Families
Florida’s Adoption Exchange
Carol Hutchenson
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Building 7, Room 208
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Phone: (850) 921-2177
Fax: (850) 488-0751
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Georgia Dept. of Human Resources
Division of Children and Family Services, Office of Adoptions
Gail Greer
Two Peachtree Street NW
Suite 8-400
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone: (404) 657-3558
Fax: (404) 657-9498
Toll-Free: (888) 460-2467

Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services
Lydia D. Tenorio
194 Hernan Cortes
Suite 310
Hagatna, GU 96932
Phone: (671) 475-2640
Fax: (671) 734-5910

Hawai'i Dept. of Human Services
Lynne Kazama
810 Richards Street
Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-5698
Fax: (808) 586-4806
World Wide Web:

Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare
Division of Family and Community Services
Meri Brennan
PO Box 83720
450 West State Street, 5th Floor
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: (208) 334-5700
Fax: (208) 334-6664
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Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services
Division of Foster Care and Permanency Services
June Dorn
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 6-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-6858
Fax: (312) 814-3255
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Indiana Division of Family and Children
Bureau of Family Protection and Preservation
Stephanie Beasley-Ferhman
402 West Washington Street
3rd Floor, W-364
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 233-1743
Fax: (317) 232-4436
Toll-Free: (888) 204-7466
World Wide Web:

Iowa Dept. of Human Services
Adult, Children and Family Services
Charlcie Y. Carey
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
1305 East Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: (515) 281-5358
Fax: (515) 281-4597
World Wide Web:

Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitative Services
Children and Family Policy Division
Patricia Long
Docking State Office Building - 5th Floor South
915 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-0918
Fax: (785) 368-8159
World Wide Web:

Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children
Charla Pratt
275 East Main Street, 3CE
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-2147
Fax: (502) 564-9554
World Wide Web:

Louisiana Dept. of Social Services
Office of Community Services
Bruce Daniels
PO Box 3318
333 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (225) 342-4086
Fax: (225) 342-9087
World Wide Web:

Maine Dept. of Human Services
Bureau of Child and Family Services
Virginia Marriner
State House Station #11
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone: (207) 287-5060
Fax: (207) 287-5282
World Wide Web:

Maryland Dept. of Human Resources
Social Services Administration
Stephanie Johnson-Pettaway
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-7506
Fax: (410) 333-0922
World Wide Web:

Massachusetts Dept. of Social Services
Leo Farley
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 748-2267
Fax: (617) 261-7437
Toll-Free: (800) 543-7508
World Wide Web:

Michigan Family Independence Agency
Child and Family Services Administration
PO Box 30037
Suite 514
Lansing, MI 48909
World Wide Web:
Jean Hoffman
Phone: (517) 373-4553
Fax: (517) 335-6177
Bill Johnson
Phone: (517) 373-3513
Fax: (517) 335-4019

Minnesota Dept. of Human Services
Connie Karon
Human Services Building
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3831
Phone: (651) 282-3793
Fax: (651) 297-1949
World Wide Web:

Mississippi Dept. of Human Services (LMSW)
Division of Family and Child Services
Phoebe Clark
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 359-4981
Fax: (601) 359-4226
World Wide Web:

Missouri Dept. of Social Services
Division of Family Services
Cindy Wilkinson
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65103-0088
Phone: (573) 751-3171
Fax: (573) 526-3971
World Wide Web:

Montana Dept. of Public Health and Human Services
Child and Family Services Division
Lynda Korth
PO Box 8005
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: (406) 444-5919
Fax: (406) 444-5956
World Wide Web:

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