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Mississippi Adoption Directory

Source: National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

 

State Agencies

State Adoption Specialist
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Child Services
Phoebe Clark
750 N State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4981
Fax: (601) 359-4226
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_adopt.html
E-mail: pclark@mdhs.state.ms.us

State Foster Care Manager
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Children Services
Terry Varnado
750 North State Street, P.O. Box 352
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-4995
Fax: (601) 359-4978
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_foster.html

State Licensing Specialist
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Children Services
Ruby Wiggins
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4994
Fax: (601) 359-4978

State ICPC Administrator
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Children Services
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4998
Fax: (601) 359-4978

State Adoption Exchange/State Photolisting Service
Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-4407
Toll Free: (800) 821-9157
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_adopt.html

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Local Public Agencies

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region VI - South
Counties Served: Hancock, Harrison, Jackson
Harrison County DHS, 1141 Bayview Avenue, 5th Floor
Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 432-0225
Fax: (228) 432-7098
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region V
Counties Served: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Simpson, Walthall, Wilkinson
Pike County DHS, PO Box 470
McComb, MS 39649
(601) 684-4479
Fax: (601) 684-4482
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region IV
Counties Served: Choctaw, Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Smith, Wayne, Winston
Lauderdale County DHS, PO Box 910
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 486-2992
Fax: (601) 486-2996
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region III
Counties Served: Attala, Carroll, Holmes, Issaquena, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Montgomery, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Yazoo
Sharkey County DHS, PO Box 488
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
(662) 873-6144
Fax: (662) 873-6145
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

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Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region VI - North
Counties Served: Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone
Covington County DHS, PO Box 1179
Collins, MS 39428
(601) 765-5005
Fax: (601) 765-5007
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region I - West
Counties Served: Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Desoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate, Tippah, Tunica
Lafayette County DHS, PO Box 1027
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 234-1863
Fax: (662) 236-0230
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region I - East
Counties Served: Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo, Union, Webster
Prentiss County DHS, PO Box 728
Booneville, MS 38829
(662) 728-8020
Fax: (662) 728-0940
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Division of Family and Children Services
Region II
Counties Served: East Bolivar, West Bolivar, Coahoma, Grenada, Humphreys, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington, Yalobusha
Grenada County DHS, 1241 South Mound Street
Grenada, MS 38902
(662) 226-1351
Fax: (662) 226-1432
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

Mississippi Family and Children Services
Region VII
Counties Served: Hinds, Warren
Hinds County DHS, PO Box 11677
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 364-7680
Fax: (601) 364-7679
World Wide Web: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_rd.html

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Licensed Private Adoption Agencies

(* Indicates Agencies with Intercountry Programs)

Acorn Adoptions, Inc.
113 South Beach Boulevard, Suite D
Bay St. Loius, MS 39520
Toll Free: (888) 221-1370
World Wide Web: http://www.acornadoption.org
E-mail: acornadoption@msn.com

*Bethany Christian Services
116 Lawrence Drive, #3
Columbus, MS 39702-5319
(662) 327-6740
Toll Free: (800) 331-5876
World Wide Web: http://www.bethany.org/mississippi
E-mail: bcscolumbus@bethany.org

*Bethany Christian Services
7 Professional Parkway, #103
Hattiesburg, MS 39402-2637
(601) 264-4984
Toll Free: (800) 331-5876
Fax: (601) 264-2648
World Wide Web: http://www.bethany.org/mississippi
E-mail: bcshattiesburg@bethany.org

*Bethany Christian Services
2618 Southerland Street
Jackson, MS 39216-4825
(601) 366-4282
Toll Free: (800) 331-5876
Fax: (601) 366-4287
World Wide Web: http://www.bethany.org/mississippi
E-mail: bcsjackson@bethany.org

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Catholic Charities, Inc.
P.O. Box 2248
Jackson, MS 39226-2248
(601) 355-8634

Catholic Social and Community Services
P.O. Box 1457
Biloxi, MS 39533-1457
(228) 374-8316

Harden House Adoption Agency
110 North Gaither Street
Fulton, MS 38843
(601) 862-7318

Jewish Family Services, Inc.
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38138
(901) 767-8511
Fax: (901) 763-2348

LDS Social Services
2000 Old Spanish Trail, Pratt Center, Suite 115
Slidell, LA 70458
(504) 649-2774

Lutheran Ministries of Georgia Inc.
756 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 607-7126
Fax: (404) 875-9258
World Wide Web: http://www.lmg.org/programs/adoptions.htm
E-mail: lmgadoption@mindspring.com

Mississippi Children's Home Society
1900 North West Street, P.O. Box 1078
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 352-7784
Toll Free: (800) 388-6247
World Wide Web: http://www.mchsfsa.org/adoption.html
E-mail: jstrickland@mchsfsa.org

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New Beginnings of Tupelo
1445 East Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 842-6752

*Southern Adoption
12511 Marty Stuard Drive
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Toll Free: (800) 499-6862
Fax: (602) 656-6561

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Adoptive/Foster Family Support Groups

F.A.C.E. Adoption Support Group for North Mississippi
Margie Shelton
Box 728
Booneville, MS 38829

Mississippi Adoption Foster Parent Group
Dianne & Jerry Gore
P.O. Box 4055
Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 829-1095

Mississippi DHS
Sylvia Sessions
48 Old Settlement Road
Tylertown, MS 39667
(601) 876-4479

North American Council on Adoptable Children Representative
Janice Huff
5722 Michelle Ray Street
Jackson, MS 39209
(601) 922-3989

Southwest Mississippi Adoption Support Group
Duane C. Powell
27 Guitar Lane
Foxworth, MS 39483
(601) 736-6835

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Search Support Groups

Adoption Information Network
Lee Sande
P.O. Box 4154
Meridian, MS 39304
(601) 482-7556

Mississippi Adoption Network
Mary Willis
30 North Hill Parkway, Apartment B4
Jackson, MS 39206-5591

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