While much of DCF's work is focused on child protective services, we also provide adoption services. Each office has a unit that specializes in placing children/youth for adoption. Whenever a child/youth needs adoption services, he or she is referred to the adoption unit and is visited and prepared for adoption by an adoption social worker. DCF also works with some private adoption agencies to meet the needs of children who are in foster care.

If you are thinking about adoption and can open your heart and home to one of our children, please call us at 1-800-KIDS-508.

Detailed information regarding adoption is available by contacting:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Children and Families
Attention: Adoption Support Services
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Local: 617.748.2000
Toll Free: 1.800.548.4802



This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.