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If you want help understanding the adoption laws, regulations, and procedures of your state or of any state, you may want to contact the local child welfare agency or a licensed child adoption agency.

State Child Welfare Agencies

The chart below can help you find your State Department of Human Resources, Department of Public Welfare, or the Department of Child Protective Services. The professionals in these offices can be very helpful.



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