Resources for DHS adoption workers

We know how diligently you work to find the right adoptive home for each waiting child, and we would like to assist your efforts as best we can.

There are several resources available to you when working to identify a potential adoptive home for a child.

With one form, you can enroll a waiting child in any combination of these awareness tools. We do the legwork for you!

  • Iowa KidsNet photolisting—Inquiries about a child come directly to you.
  • AdoptUsKids—We can enroll a child for you on this national photolisting service. Inquiries will come directly to you.
  • Heart Gallery of Iowa—This photo exhibit of waiting children is displayed at venues across Iowa.
  • Media partners—We’re proud to partner with KWWL-TV’s Iowa’s Child series in featuring children.

For questions or to receive the enrollment form, email photolisting@iowakidsnet.com.

Family profile database

Our database has profiles of families from across Iowa who are approved for adoption. You can learn more about each family—who is in their family, what they like to do, what their community is like and more. You can also search the database for families in a certain area or who have certain characteristics. If you are interested in a family, please contact them directly. If you have general questions, please contact Iowa KidsNet at PAS@iowakidsnet.com.

To request a login to the database, email PAS@iowakidsnet.com.

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Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Don’t forget this terrific program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption! Iowa has two Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters who are dedicated to finding homes for specific children and who could be an asset for you.

To connect with your local Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter, email PAS@iowakidsnet.com.